Re: SM conf / B of R
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Fri, 25 Jul 1997 06:28:42 -0400
The B of R is not to test the scout on his scout skills. Any B of R
member who brings a length of rope or a pocket knife to a B of R is
misinformed as to his/her role.
The B of R is more a "program" evaluation than it is a "scout"
evaluation. Scout skills testing, if needed, should be part of the SM
conference. I recommend that it not take place there, however. There is
no requirement that all skills learned, demonstrated, and passed while
working on one of the ranks be retained forever, or even until the rank
is presented. E.g., "repeat the scout oath" needs to be done only once:
as a Tenderfoot requirement. The scout is not required to still be able
to repeat it at the SM conference, at the B of R, or when he gets his Eagle.
Paul H. Brown, KD4UPD
I used to be an Antelope, WB 82-66
Scout Roundtable Commissioner, Assistant District Commissioner, Pack CC
George Washington District, National Capital Area Council, BSA
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