Re: Eagle BOR Failure?
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@NYC.PIPELINE.COM)
Sat, 21 Sep 1996 17:24:22 GMT
On Sep 21, 1996 13:04:12, '"William H. Nest" <wnest@BGNET.BGSU.EDU>' wrote:
>Good point. My troop has done this a few times before, mainly
>because of "maturity" reasons. Normally this meant that a scout was
>not living by the Scout Oath and Law. Of course, a re-review would be
>scheduled, usually six months from the date of the original review.
>This is, in my opinion, an effective way of killing two birds
>with one stone. You're not advancing someone that does not deserve
>advancement, and at the same time you're correcting the problem
>(hopefully; usually) by making the scout aware of why they're not being
>allowed to advance to the next rank.
Fred and I almost always agree on advancement matters :-) , and I don't
disagree with him here, except that I do not believe he addressed Robert's
question. Robert's question dealt, specifically, with what would happen if
you ran into this situation when the Scout's 18th birthday occurred BEFORE
the BOR. In that situation I do not believe that there can be any period
of correction followed by another BOR because ALL the requirements must
have been met prior to the 18th birthday.
Therefore, in this situation, I believe the Scout will have "failed" his
BOR in a very final manner. In this situation it might be even MORE
important for the Scout to realize that he has failed himself, rather than
having been failed by the BOR which is an outside body.
BTW, Fred, since you and Robert are neighbors, maybe you two can get
together and talk this over. :-)
Bruce E. Cobern
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City