Boards of Review
James H. McCullars (mccullarsj@EMAIL.UAH.EDU)
Thu, 1 Dec 1994 16:01:28 -0600
Michael Bowman writes:
--> I think it is a mistake for a Troop's Board of Review to examine a Scout's
--> concept of "Duty to God" or "Reverent". Are they going to pass judgment
--> on his answer?
I should hope not. However...
--> beliefs. So long as a Scout is willing to give the Scout Oath and Law,
--> that should be enough, no more is required!
I disagree. Michael, I hope you are not implying that all we can (or
should) be able to do is ask a boy to repeat the words by rote. While it's
been a long time since I participated in a BoR (and indeed, in my present
position I am more or less precluded from doing so), I have an idea that
the committee asks questions like, "What does, 'A Scout is clean' mean to you?"
They may not necessarily "sit in judgement" in his answer, but by asking
they get him to at least think about the point. And I see absolutely no
problem is asking a Scout to explain his feelings about any part of the
Scout Oath or Law.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City