Relatives, SMs at Eagle BOR
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 11 Dec 1995 03:12:35 -0500
The 1995 Advancement Policies and Procedures Committee Guide removes any
ambiguity concerning Eagle Scout Boards of Review (BOR) that you saw in your
edition. At page 18 of the 1995 version you will find:
"8. ... Unit leaders, assistant unit leaders, relatives, or guardians may
not serve as members of a Scout's board of review."
"9. The candidate's unit leader introduces him to the members of the
board of review. The unit leader may remain in the room, but does not
participate in the board of review. The unit leader may be called on to
clarify a point in question. In no case should a relative or guardian of
the candidate attend the review, even as a unit leader. . . . After the
review, the candidate and his unit leader leave the room while the board
members discuss the acceptability of the cadidate as an Eagle Scout. The
decisions must be unanimous. . . ."
It seems fairly clear that a relative can bring the Scout to the BOR, but
cannot sit in the audience. Likewise the unit leader can observe, but is
not a member of the board.
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
DDC-Training, GW Dist. Nat Capital Area Council mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG
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