Re: Eagle BOR
Jeff L. Glaze (jglaze@SUBASIC.SCIATL.COM)
Wed, 18 Jun 1997 09:29:49 -0400
At 05:46 PM 6/17/97 -0700, Young, Lawrence S. wrote:
> I suppose that the BOR would probably give some reasons for denial.
>Thus, if the Scout thinks that they are not good reasons, he can point out
>what he can.
>But I'm curious about this whole appeal process.
>Is there any documentation? How does it work?
Yes, there is documentation! You might wish to purchase a copy of
"Advancement Policies and Procedures Committee Guide"
BSA publication #33088, 1996 printing of the 1994 edition
Regarding appealing a decision of a board of review, I have
included below the entire text of that section of the "Guide".
"Appealing a Decision"
"Two sets of circumstances may lead to the appeal
of a decision"
"First, if the unit leader does not recommend the Scout
for a board of review, or if the unit leader or unit comm-
ittee does not sign the Eagle Scout application, the Scout
or other interested party may appeal the decision at the
"Second, if the appropriate board of review does not
recommend the applicant for the next rank advancement,
the decision may be appealed to the next higher level.
The Scout or other interested party may appeal the decision.
With all appeal applications, the final decision rests with the
national Boy Scout Committee. In ascending order, levels
are unit, district, local council, and National Boy Scout
"On receipt of an appeal, the district or council
committee responsible for advancement will provide
for a prompt review to determine the facts. All parties
must be interviewed either individually or as a group,
but a confrontation should be avoided. A written report
with all details must be prepared for the committee
responsible for a decision or for forwarding to the
national Boy Scout Committee, if necessary."
I hope this provides an answer to your question regarding the
Jeff L. Glaze, Vice-Chairman
Northeast District Advancement Committee
Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
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