BOR Help -- to retest?
Michael Derleth (75112.1671@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Thu, 7 Dec 1995 10:32:38 EST
Food for thought / Fuel for flamethrower:
IF the BSA says no retesting is allowed, but "asking general questions
about the skills learned" is appropriate, what is the BOR to do if it is
very apparent from the answers, that the Scout is clueless concerning
a major skill he should have learned?
Some answering this question will respond "if it was signed off, he must
be passed". If the BOR does this, however, don't they set themselves up
for the unqualified Eagle scout question posed by the Nault family that's
currently being debated? Neat quandry, huh?
IMHO, the BOR must be certain that a basic level of competency and
maturity has been reached at each rank. Is the issue "what questions
are asked, and how are they asked?" "General questions" can be
the -SAME- as testing, If I ask them like Vlad the Terrible, instead of
asking them like the Scouter who truly cares about the youth.
You will get from people, exactly what you expect...Expect much.
Mike Derleth Eagle Scout Class of '82 75112.1671@CompuServe.com
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