Re: advancement chair.. a question
JAMES SHECKELS (sheckej@EARTHLINK.NET)
Thu, 6 Jun 1996 08:31:59 -0700
Stan Rudnicj asks:
>I am my son's troop's new advance chair and I have two questions...
>> Under Troop Committee Organization and Responsibilities, page 30:
>> * Arrange and conduct monthly troop boards of review.
>What is the purpose of having monthly BoR if CoA are quarterly?
>We now have them immediately before the CoA
>> * Conduct frequent courts of honor, at least quarterly.
>And is this a hard, fast rule... We have 3 a year... October...
>February and June....... is the above an officle BSA rule?
>I myself would like to see one more as it would help with advancement....
Monthly BoR ensures the Scouts advance immediately after completing the
requirements and SM conference. The Scout should receive his rank patch the
night he passes the BoR, or the next meeting, in keeping with the BSA
immediate recognition policy. The Committee should also be reviewing Scouts
who are not advancing to determine why. BoR is not just for advancing
Scouts. Waiting till just before a Court will not give these Scouts the
support they need.
3 or 4 Courts per year? Depends on what is good for your unit. Any less
and you can't use the Quality Unit requirement for Courts of Honor.
A hard fast rule? Well, I heard someone say that "Scouting ain't an exact
YIS Jim Sheckels I used to be a Bobwhite....SE-308-7(82)
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