Re: Eagle BOR Failure?
hilding holroyd (hilding@BLUESTONE.COM)
Wed, 11 Sep 1996 13:55:34 -0400
On Wed, 11 Sep 1996, Warren Williams wrote:
> Our district conducts Eagle Boards of Review (BOR) once a month. If a
> boy does not pass the BOR, he may return the following month, unless
> there are problems to be worked out that take longer than a month. If a
> young man will turn 18 before the next scheduled BOR, we will schedule a
> BOR for him before his birthday.
> Warren Williams <email@example.com>
> District Committee, Eastern District, Andrew Jackson Council, BSA
I had replied to Warren privately, but then decided I should say
something to the list.
My only question on Warren's procedures regards those midnight-hours
candidates that turn in their papers the day before they turn 18. What
if they "fail" the Board of Review?
I am District Advencement Chairman for Whispering Pine District in
Jersey Shore Council, New Jersey. Here are some guidelines that I use:
1) The Scout must have the proposal for the project submitted to me
BEFORE he does any work on the project, except for that which must be
done to put the proposal together.
2) When it comes to me it must be approved by
the Troop Committee
3) There is a standard form for the proposal and signatutes. It must be
neatly typed or written or have attached pages with the proper entries. The
signatures must be on the form.
4) After discussion, I will approve (or not) the project and further work
Some candidates have called me up to sound out a project before they start
doing major work. This is quite acceptable to me. In fact one of the Scouts
in my troop did this at our meeting on Monday.
5) When the project is completed, there are additional reports, and
signatures, that must be put in, or attached to, the Project Report.
6) The report package is reviewed by the Scoutmaster
7) The report package is reviewed by me.
1) The candidate fills out the proper form and submits it to Council.
BEFORE HIS 18th BIRTHDAY.
If the office is closed, then he must get the application to me. I
will then note it was submitted before he turned 18, and forward it
2) Council reviews the forms, requests needed corrections and signs it
3) Scoutmaster gets the application back and submits it to me
4) The Scoutmaster and I schedule a date for the Board of Review.
Board of Review
1) MUST occur within 6 months of the submission of the application. Otherwise
an explanation must be sent to National.
2) The makeup of the BofR is set by BSA regulations
District Advancement Chairman (me)
another District/Council level Scouter
Troop Advancement Chairman
a member invited by the Scoutmaster
a member invited by the Eagle candidate
1 other Scouter (troop or district level)
the Scoutmaster must attend and sit in, but has no
contribution except to help clarify points
3) No relatives of the candidate may sit on the board
4) all decisions of the Board are unanimous
5) copies of the project report, letters of recommendation, advancement
records, etc. are provided for all board members
6) the Scout usually has a display table of his own memorabilia
7) the Board of Review may occur at any time after the application is
submitted, even if it is after the candidate is 18
Most of these probably are similar to others' procedures. Just thought I
would post mine.
Hilding W. Holroyd Advancement Chairman
Jackson, NJ Troop 250, Lakewood, NJ
Eagle Class '68 Jersey Shore Council
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