Re: Who can sit on Board of Review....?
Fred N. Rogers (fredrogers@JUNO.COM)
Mon, 28 Oct 1996 17:39:33 PST
The following is quoted from "Advancement Policies and Procedures
Committee Guide," 1994 Edition, page 16:
"After a Scout has completed all requirements for Tenderfoot, Second
Class, First Class, Star, and Life ranks, or an Eagle Palm, he appears
before a board of review. This board of review is made up of at least
three and not more than six members of the troop committee. One member
serves as chairman, usually the committee member responsible for
advancement. <bold on>Unit leaders, assistant unit leaders, relatives,
or guardians may not serve as members of a Scout's board of review.<bold
The following is quoted from page 17 of the same source:
"The Boys Scouts of America has placed the Eagle Scout board of review in
the hands of either the troop, team, post, or ship committee or the
district or council committee responsible for advancement. The council
will decide and promulgate which method or methods may be used.
"The board of review for an Eagle candidate is composed of a minimum of
three members and a maximum of six members. These members do not have
to be registered in Scouting, but they must have an understanding of the
importance and purpose of the Eagle board of review. At least one
districtor council advancement representative shall be a member of the
Eagle board of review, when conducted at the unit level and may serve as
chairman if so requested by the unit."
Some troop committee members wear uniforms. The wearing of the uniform has noth
ing to do with who can sit on a board of review. I think the intent behind the
statement is that SM and ASM are not allowed to sit on a
board of review. The reason for this is that one of the purposes of the
board of review is to review the troop's advancement program. Using the
committee gives more of an independent point of view.
Tioga District Advancement Chairman
On Sun, 27 Oct 1996 19:49:10 -0700 CzarCasm <stanleyb@CRL.COM> writes:
>For a long time I have marveled over the good nature of my son's troop
>insofar howwell all the parents got along... very very little
>well, that ended tonight in a dispute ove who could site on a Board of
>so I am asking... with possibly a reference to a publication.... who
>officially sit on a BoR....
>Part of the questions deals with the fact that the more knowledgeable
>folks say that NO uniformed person can sit on one.. now we have a
>number of fathers... such as the guy who is our recruiter.... wear a
>uniform, but never ever acts in any Scout Master capasity....
>your input is greatly appreacted..
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City