Re: Eagle Board of Review Question
Jeff L. Glaze (jglaze@SUBASIC.SCIATL.COM)
Tue, 17 Jun 1997 17:45:01 -0400
At 02:40 PM 6/17/97 -0400, Bruce E. Cobern wrote:
>As I said, that is why I prefer unit boards (and I've done it both ways,
>and I know Hugh Sullivan takes the exact opposite approach, for example)
>or at least requiring the unit to supply part of the board. The other
>problem I have with district/council boards is the problem of delaying
>Scouts because there isn't enough time on the scheduled night. Unless the
>board is prepared to have as many simultaneous boards as necessary to
>accommodate all those who are ready, or to schedule additional sessions to
>handle any overflow, I think the Scout is being made to wait for the
>convenience of the adults, and I firmly believe that, within reason, we,
>the adults, are here to serve the youth and should be adjusting OUR
>schedules to accommodate THEM.
I've seen, and participated, in doing it both ways too! We currently use
the District BOR. We have never had to postpone a board for lack of
adult board members, even though on occasion we have had as many
as eight Eagle candidates.... We usually run at least two boards
simutaneaously, until we have handled all of the candidates. We always
ask for one or more representatives from the Troop's Committee, and the
SM is present during the board if he and the board wish to do it that way.
Although we all do things a little differently.... it is often surprising
how similar the experiences of other advancment folks (like you) are to
the way we do things in our little corner of the world...
During the 80's I served often as a District Representative on Unit held
Eagle Boards of Review..... to be honest..... I have no preference for
either method over the other... they both work well in accomplishing the
goal, and I'll continue to volunteer (this is truly one of the best "jobs"
in scouting) regardless of the way our district chooses to do things....
I enjoy reading your posts (and others) regarding advancment topics!!!
Jeff L. Glaze, Vice-Chairman
Northeast District Advancement Committee
Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
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