Bob Evans (evans@THEBORG.WES.ARMY.MIL)
Tue, 20 Aug 1996 14:33:37 -0500
Bruce Cobern writes:
"But if he is using the skills as an instructor of skills then you already
KNOW that he KNOWS them, or you wouldn't be allowing him to teach them.
So, what is the point of testing him on them at a BOR? If he is deficient
the SM should have noticed that long ago and taken steps to correct it, not
because the Scout needs them to pass a board, but because the SM wants to
make sure the other Scouts are being taught correctly."
Yes, the SM should have noticed long ago. But what if the SM is not
on the BOR? I'm not advocating complete re-testing. When I was doing
BOR's, 90% of the questions concerned the rank the scout is going for.
However, I would still like the scout to know the basics without even
thinking. If he did not know the answers, I would certainly encourage
him to brush up on his scout skills; I would pass him on the rank, if
he knew the answers to the questions regarding the rank's requirements.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City