Re: Eagle Board of Review Question
Godbout, Marc (GodboutM@ANDOVERCONTROLS.COM)
Tue, 17 Jun 1997 14:18:53 -0400
I think there are a few differences between the way our District,
Massabesic District in Daniel Webster Council (N.H.) conducts Eagle
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> Well, first of all, the project approval is different from the Board
> Review, and the Scoutmaster's approval is REQUIRED for the project, so
> is logical for the SM to be present when this is happening. I require
> personal meeting with the Scout and EITHER the SM or a member of the
> Committee (usually the SM) before I will approve a project. Except in
> most unusual of circumstances I will not approve an Eagle project
> having a face to face meeting with the Scout to discuss the project.
I realize the differences. Our district, however, uses the Eagle Board
to approve projects. Basically, the Eagle Board meets the first
Wednesday of every month. During that time they will conduct both
project approvals and BORs.
> As to the Board itself, the SM is allowed to be present, but is NOT a
> member of the Board, should not be asking questions, and does not have
> vote. He is there to answer any questions about the Scout's
> that might better be answered by the troop than the candidate,
> although I
> can't think of many that would require the SM to answer them.
The only question they've ever asked me, and they always ask, is "So
what can you tell us about Joe Scout"?
> It certainly is NOT a necessary part of the review, and I am not sure
> it is really an allowable part of the review.
Hope I didn't get anyone in trouble :>)
> If the SM didn't think the
> Scout was ready for Eagle then he should never have signed the
> in the first place, so I am not sure what kind of answer the Board is
> expecting from the SM.
Again, I don't know either because I have never thought to ask. I do
plan to ask, though. I really don't know what is expected of me.
> But if the troop committee has been conducting the boards all the way
> the line then they should have a good feel for each Scout in the troop
> there should be no surprises at the Eagle board.
Our Eagle boards are run by the District Advancement Committee, not the
troop committee. The men picked by the Advancement Committee to sit on
the Eagle board are all Eagle Scouts, and, except for the boy's Eagle
advisor, might have never even met the boy until that night.
SM Troop 98
ASM Troop 412
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