Re: Who can sit in on board of review
Michael Jones (mjones@TODDALAN.COM)
Tue, 5 Nov 1996 00:37:24 -0500
Each of the points you raise is clearly addressed in the official
publications of the BSA. Let me provide the references for you as they
apply to your questions.
Paul Meyermann <Paul.Meyermann@UNI.EDU wrote:
> It has become a common theme regarding this issue that Scout Masters
> and ASM's should not be part of boards of review,- only Committee
Page 53 of the Troop Committee Guidebook states that "When a Scout has
completed all the requirements for a renk, he appears before a board of
review composed of at least three and not more than six committee members."
page 54 of the Troop Committee Guidebook states that "Scoutmasters and
assistant Scoutmasters do not participate in the board of review."
> Does this mean that ASM's should not be members of the troop
> If not should they attend committee meetings. I assume that the
> Master should attend troop committee meetings.
On page 20 of The Scoutmaster Handbook I read "The Scoutmaster is not on
the committee, of course, but meets with them and works with them. At
these meetings you should share plans and ideas, discuss problems, and make
decisions -- together."
Page 18 of the Troop Committee Guidebook adds that one of the Scoutmaster's
duties is to "Attend troop committee meetings."
So much for the official references. As a former Scoutmaster, ASM, MC and
current Committee Chairman I welcome the Scoutmaster's assistants in their
official capacity and as parents of our young men, however we understand
from the outset that neither they, nor the SM are voting members of the
committee. My IH usually attends as well, but is not a voting member of
the committee (of course he has other ways to influence the actions of the
committee, but has never had reason to exercise those authorities. So
I hope this helps answer these questions.
God bless you in Scouting,
Michael A. Jones
CC - Troop 496
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