Hello, Tom Lynch
J. Hugh Sullivan (sull@MINDSPRING.COM)
Mon, 19 Aug 1996 13:51:24 -0500
From: Tom Lynch <woodsliv@TMINET.COM> wrote:
Subject: Have I been wrong!!!!!
>I've been reading all these posts on BOR and S/M conferences, and after
>all these 20+ years I must be doing it wrong if I listen to some of the wisdom
I haven't been directly associated with a troop for some years now - my
knowledge comes from chairing District Eagle Boards for almost 25 years (and
52+ years as an Eagle). Although the book specifically states that Troop
Boards should not reexamine or retest after a counselor has signed, I am
pleased that the troops I know about do exactly that. The thouroughness and
length of the exam varies with the knowledge of the individual about his
subject - more equals less. Troops going by the book should not be condemned
but I applaud those troops who insure that some standard of quality is
maintained by reexam.
National needs to rethink their position. IMO they have reduced or
eliminated some standards to recruit and retain bodies; such action can only
diminish respect for the organization. None of the hundreds of Scouts I have
seen over the years resent the reexam when they know the procedure in
advance. Frankly, they even prepare themselves better for the counselor.
For those who disagree, please know that I understand what the book says. In
this specific instance I differ with the book and I am pleased to learn that
others do also.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City