Re: Board of review Members
Glenn Letts (gletts@EXECPC.COM)
Mon, 3 Jun 1996 15:51:21 -0500
'Paul H. Brown wrote...'
>On Thu, 30 May 1996, hilding holroyd wrote:
>> I agree with Paul as to the makeup of troop level boards of review. The
>> only exception would be at summer camp. I utilize any registered adults
>> from staff or other troops. I have found that other leaders are more
>> than happy to help out. Gives both the scout and the leaders some different
>> viewpoints sometimes, too.
>IMO, a BOR serves at least 3 purposes:
> (1) it assures that the scout has performed the requirements for
>the rank being considered;
> (2) it encourages further advancement - or some advancement if
>the scout has not changed rank in a while;
> (3) it provides the committee with feedback on how the scout is
>progressing in the troop - and the effects of the troop program on the scout.
>(Other purposes include the experience of explaining one's self to a
>bunch of "big people" with whom one is not closely acquainted.)
>Thus, a BOR should be conducted by the troop committee. A BOR conducted
>by another group will probably ably fulfill purpose (1) above. It may
>also provide the experience of explaining one's self. It will not
>provide the committee with the feedback it needs regarding the troop's
>program effectiveness. It may, or may not, encourage advancement for
>those scouts who are not advancing.
>Thus, it is important to the program for the committee to do its job and
>conduct the BOR on a regular basis.
>I'm not sure _why_ one would like to conduct a BOR at summer camp,
>anyway. Can someone enlighten me?
In our troop, leaders that are on the troop committee are just as active
as ASM's so we normally have people built in for boards. This last
weekend we did a mini court of awards at the Sat night campfire to award
scout badges and tot in chits to the new scouts many of which were on
their first campout, they won't forget it we had 1.5" of rain. Parents
invited for cobbler and coffee, we needed to make more because of the
rain didn't expect many to show up, were we wrong with almost all the
families showing up(about 12).
As for boards my son would like his eagle BOR at summer camp when our
troop is their because he is on staff for the summer and he feels that
camp is a perfect place for a board.
Yours in Scouting,
Troop committee T-159
Associte Advisor P-42
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City