Re: BOR & ASM's
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Mon, 6 Feb 1995 22:19:58 CDT
(those interested in *why* this is so needs to read the NEXT posting
on this topic from me. I am illustrating *only* why those "short
answers" don't work. *smiling*)
Rick Clements <rickcl@POGO.WV.TEK.COM> writes:
>BSA policy says that Scoutmasters and Asst. can't serve on the board of
>review. I can understand why the Scoutmaster isn't on the board; they
>signed of the Scoutmaster's confrence. But why the ASM?
Because the BSA says so.
>Before I was part of the troop, they signed most people up as ASM.
>Then, they discovered that they had no one for the BOR. So, at
>recharter they listed the ASM's are committee members. I am the
>committee member that works with the new boy patrol and the troop
>guide. This seams to meet the requirements but not their intent.
>When I took Scoutmaster's Fundementals, they said not to register too
>many ASM's. That seams to imply that what our troop is doing is
>correct. But every time there is a discussion about BOR's, it still
>feels like we are playing a name game.
The BSA only wants a limited number of ASMs in a Troop.
>I'm planning to start a discussion on several points about the way we
>do BOR's. (The biggest problem is untrained committee members who try
>to retest the boys.) I want to clear on who SHOULD be on the BOR.
The members of your Troop, Team or Post/Ship COMMITTEE, not the
"commissioned officers" of your unit.
>On a releated point, I dug out my notes from training. I found two
>different answers to the question of who can be on the BOR. The first
>answer was they must be a registered Scouter. The other answer was
>they must be registered with our troop. We have several people who are
>active members of our committee, but they are registered with a pack
>and not our troop. Are they legal?
(Settummanque is (MAJ) Mike Walton of Bowling Green, Kentucky)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City