Eagle BOR Questions and BSA
J. Hugh Sullivan (sullijh@NDLC.OCC.UKY.EDU)
Thu, 18 May 1995 09:24:25 -0500
Although there have been several pertinent replies on the subject, I am
surprised that no one has cited a reference.
The publication, "Advancement Guidelines", on page 15, discusses what a
Board should attempt to do with the review. If you haven't read the "Rule
Book", how can you be qualified to sit on the Board or make comments?
That is not to say one can't have opinions, it is only to express my
opinion about their credibility. By their comments, I would say that John
Pannell and Michael F. Bowman have read the book.
I believe that questions, where answers are opinions rather than BSA
principles or facts, should be asked to determine what (and that) the
candidate thinks, not to start a debate or find out what the Board
thinks. That's my opinion after 21 years on the Board - 10 as Chair.
Next, The September 1992 issue of "Scouting" discusses 1. "groups who
claim we will not allow them to participate in the BSA because of
their differences with our long-held standards" 2. "these same individuals
claim that we are infringing upon their personal rights by maintaining
this position". In the first case, BSA says "they're absolutely correct";
and, on the second count, says "they're absolutely wrong".
I have not seen an intelligent reason to disagree with that position.
Flame fast if you're going to - I only have 2 days to ignore them before
being off the net for 2 months.
Eagle, Class of '43
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City