Re: Eagle BOR
Godbout, Marc (GodboutM@ANDOVERCONTROLS.COM)
Tue, 17 Jun 1997 11:39:01 -0400
Larry does bring up some good points. I have no definite answer because
I've never heard of a scoutmaster's input being used to turn a boy down,
so I don't know the consequences if that would happen. One thing that's
taught about all BORs, not just Eagle ones, is that the boy should be
told why he did not pass, so if the Eagle Board turns a boy down because
of a scoutmasters comments, then, IMHO, the boy should find out and at
least be able to reply before leaving the room.
The next time I run into an Eagle Board member, I think I'll ask about
SM Troop 98
ASM Troop 412
> From: Young, Lawrence S.[SMTP:Young@COURIER4.AERO.ORG]
> Reply To: Young, Lawrence S.
> Sent: Tuesday, June 17, 1997 11:05 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L
> Subject: Eagle BOR
> 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.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City