Re: More on BOR
E Holm (eholm@LPI.RENO.NV.US)
Thu, 6 Jun 1996 07:56:15 -0700
Adapt, improvise and overcome. Although BOR's are primarily committee
responsibility, in your situation a little help will not hurt. Go to your
next roundtable and ask if there is a volunteer or two that could come over
and help with the boards. Out of all the troops in your district, I am sure
you can get a couple to assist.
It is not uncommon for our district to do just this. Our new Troop 14 in the
district has all of 4 boys with another 6 coming the end of June. We also
have 2 lone scouts in the district. The Lone Scouts come to roundtables for
their boards and I have never seen there not be enough volunteers. We also
have 5 of our names available for the new SM to call upon when he needs
Finally, call upon these parents to participate on the boards in rotation as
long as it is not their son being reviewed. A 1/2 hour or hour every other
month or so shouldn't cause them to miss to much Monday Night Football.
Hopefully they will want their son advancing just as much as the next parent
and willing to give a little effort in helping out.
If none of these work, pose the problem yourself at roundtable and see what
other leaders thoughts are on this. Odds are, at least a couple of these
leaders have faced a similar problem at one point in time. And of course, as
you get a few more boys in the troop, then you will be able to help return
the favor with your parents. In all instances though, you should try and
keep the boards within the troop, who knows these boys better anyways? Not
the guys from the troop next door. Hope this gives you a couple of
suggestions to attack your situation.
At 09:29 AM 6/6/96 -0400, you wrote:
>Well I was a little dissappointed in the replies I recieved on my post re
>Board of Review Members.
>But you did little to address my REAL LIFE problem. NO COMMITTEE MEMBERS!
>Kevin S. Woods Raymond, N.H.
>Scoutmaster Troop 111
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City