Board of Review Problem - Part II
Kevin Roderick/Datatel (Kevin_Roderick@DATATEL.COM)
Tue, 13 Aug 1996 14:28:22 EDT
I am a new scoutmaster and every Monday night for the last couple months I have
been working closely with one scout that is close to earning his Eagle. He
just returned from scout camp this past weekend and as we reviewed his
remaining requirements I happened to notice that his Board of Review for Life
had not been signed off. I asked the scout and he indicated that he couldn't
remember if he had had one or not. This particular scout has some learning
disabilities (memory is one of them). I had been under the impression that he
had already received his Life award (We are working to improve the internal
troop communication problem). Anyway, it appears that he never had a Board of
Review for Life. He did have a scoutmaster conference on 12/95 with the former
scoutmaster. The problem is that he turns 18 in January.
1. What options are available since clearly the Troop administration is
(primarily) to blame for this mistake?
2. Does BSA or National allow extensions for instances like this? He will have
meet of the other requirements before his eighteenth birthday.
Any thoughts or insights would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
"The more we persist in doing something, the easier it becomes. Not that the
nature of the thing itself has changed, but that our ability to do so has
-- Heber J. Grant
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