Re: Scoutmaster Conferences
Sat, 8 Feb 1997 19:34:05 -0800
Cliff Keese wrote:
> ... We also instituted a policy of having the boys schedule
> their BOR a week in advance, it makes them commit to a date and I can
> make sure I have enough adults on hand. the guys seem to enjoy having
> a set schedule and it helps us keep what little sanity we have left.
> Our troop meets on Monday nights. We have the policy of setting aside
the Monday after our (monthly) campouts as Patrol Leader's Council and
Board of Review night. The last regularly scheduled Board of Review
before a Court of Honor is the last opportunity for any advancement that
will be presented at that Court of Honor. Anything submitted after that
date is bumped out to the next Court of Honor. This accomplishes several
1) The boys know in advance when the Board of Review(s) will be held and
can plan their activity accordingly,
2) The Board of Review(s) occur on the same night of the week as the
Scout meetings normally do -- therefore no schedule conflicts,
3) The Advancement Chair has time between the Board of Review and the
Court of Honor to purchase the awards and prepare for the Court of
4) Most of the Scouts and Leaders have a night to rest up after a week-
I typically hold Scoutmaster Conferences during regular troop meetings
while they are being run by the boys (with supervision from my ASM's).
SM Troop 83
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