Re: BOR question
Steven G. Tyler (sgtyler@EROLS.COM)
Thu, 27 Feb 1997 07:48:46 -0500
Vandergriff Rhonda wrote:
> OK, I'm new at this. My son has been with the troop a year now and I've
> done some BOR. I'm on the committee and am now committee secretary. (I
> was also a Cub leader for 4 years and his Tiger coach. I was never in
> Girl Scouts and my husband wasn't in Boy Scouts). During the last two
> committee meetings, there has been some talk of redoing the BOR
> questions. That's all well and good, but my question is: Are the Board
> of Review questions made up by the troop or is there a standard set of
> questions for each rank that is made up by national headquarters?
No, there is no "standard" set of questions. The idea is to ascertain
whether the Scout is progressing in the program, and any prepackaged set
of questions stands very little chance of meeting that goal.
> the standard set of questions is made up by national, I don't see how we
> can change them. I'm already a victim of national standards vs. council
> standards because our council has its own requirements for Cub Scout
> leader awards. (I am not eligible for the Cub Scout and Webelos Leader
> awards because St. Louis -- that is the GREATER St. Louis Area Council
> has its own rules rather than using what National sets as standard. In
> other words, our leaders are not judged the same as others.
This is always troubling to read. While some variation in
interpretation and implementation is inevidable, each Council is bound
by the national BSA standards. Not to advocate rebellion, but I'd be
inclined to find a like-minded group within your Council and appeal
directly to BSA.
Steve on Cattail Creek
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