Alan Houser (troop24@EMF.NET)
Wed, 21 Aug 1996 12:38:32 -0700
Bob Evans <evans@THEBORG.WES.ARMY.MIL> wrote:
[In response to Bruce Cobern, who wrote:
>>...the Sm should have noticed that long ago and taken steps to
>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.
The Scoutmaster is NEVER on the Board of Review. I think the point
Bruce was making is that the Scout has to have a SM conference before
he gets to the BoR. And even before that, the SM (or an ASM) should be
observing the Scout interacting with the other Scouts in situations
where the skills in question would be used.
If there is a problem that comes up during a BoR, hopefully the
committee members feel comfortable discussing it with the SM. It is
certainly to everyone's advantage to identify little glitches early.
Alan R. Houser ** Scoutmaster, Berkeley Troop 24 ** firstname.lastname@example.org
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