Young, Lawrence S. (Young@COURIER4.AERO.ORG)
Tue, 17 Jun 1997 08:05:00 -0700
Marc Godbout wrote:
I'm finding this thread interesting because our District invites
(requires?) the Scoutmaster to attend the Eagle BORs, both project
approval and final review. During the deliberation at the final review,
when the scout is out of the room, I'm asked my opinion of the boy.
It's never been stated, but I've always felt that my input at that time
was a necessary part of the review. I've been to BORs where the scout's
former SMs or ASMs were members and the idea of a conflict of interest
was not brought up.
I would think that a Scoutmaster would bring out points regarding the
boy's true character that might not be evident during a relatively quick
SM Troop 98
ASM Troop 412
I find this discussion interesting, too, but for a different reason.
Is it fair to ask the SM's opinion at the BOR with the Scout sent
out of the room? In case the SM has derogatory comments, the boy
has no way of knowing, much less any opportunity to respond.
Does this mean that a SM who doesn't like a boy, has a clear shot
to disqualify him from becoming an Eagle Scout, and without having
to be held accountable for what he says.
I think that there are very important principles at stake here that
deserve good discussion.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City