Re: Board of Review Guidelines
Ted Burton (tedbrtn@CYBERHIGHWAY.NET)
Sat, 1 Jun 1996 18:39:19 -0600
At 10:53 -06001, Michael P. Miller wrote thus [I likely cut a lot out]:
> This is where I don't agree.
> I think the board should be the last road block in determining
> if the scout has really fulfilled the requirements. I find
> scouts now just tend to learn the stuff for the Scoutmasters
> Conference and then forget it all as soon as they leave the
> conference. Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I think I learned
> a lot more the other way then I would have learned this way.
A Board of Review is not a final examination. It is a whole person
evaluation and goal reviewing event. To re-check an advancement requirement
is to insult the person who signed it off in the first place. Achievements
once signed off are signed off. If there is a problem with signing them off
when they get signed off, that is the place to address the problem. Where I
thought I was looking at a boy of the cram and forget personality, I would
sometimes say hey that's fine, we'll recheck you next month and sign it
then... or delegate him to teach it to another.
Thank you for listening.
"The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated."
- Mark Twain of himself; but applies to Apple Computer ;-)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City