Re: Board of Rewiew at Camp
Scott Patterson (scottpat@FELIX.TECLINK.NET)
Tue, 16 Jul 1996 21:33:49 -0700
Glenn Letts wrote:
> Hello to the list. Just returned from summer camp and thought I would
> address this thred again. While at camp we had 4 boards done and our
> troop now has 1 new tenderfoot and 2 new 2ond class scouts more on 4th
> in a minute. The 3 boys had a big gleam when they were told of their
> advancement at the nightly troop campfire, not to mention the pride when
> we returned home and first saw parents.
> Now the 4th boy had a special BOR, he is on the summer camp staff and
> waited for the week when the troop was their, also the district
> advancement chair's troop was their. All the proper people for a Eagle
> board were in camp. One hour later Troop 159 had a new Eagle Scout.
> Had this board not been done, it would be another month till the scout
> would be home. Our council camp is about a hour an a half drive. When
> my son came to the troop campsite and said he passed helped by having
> the younger scouts looking to see if they could advance durning the
> week, 3 did.
> Why have a BOR at camp, I still say why not.
> BTW my son's head is now really swelled, 3 weeks early hi got his vigil.
> Yours in Scouting
> Glenn Letts
> email@example.comAs a Commissioner in our district I can see nothing wrong by
board of review at summer camp, as long as you do not cut any corners to
finish up the rank before the end of summer camp!
This summer our council camp started to have a Court of Honor for scouts
with Star rank and up. At first I thought that this was going to add an
extra Two hours to the campfire program but it took only 20 min. to award
3 Stars, 2 Life and 1 Eagle Palm and the impact that this made on the
younger scouts was worth a whole lot more than 20 min. We had 16 Troops
with aprox. 250 boys that week at camp, so you can see that even with a
good size camp week it can be done. (I think that all were finished at
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