Allen Maddox (atmaddox@JUNO.COM)
Fri, 15 Aug 1997 12:10:08 -0700
>My question is: For what reason, (other than lack of merit badges, skill
>reqt's) would you dissaprove a scouts advancement a rank level. This
>to using the SM conference, o BoR its self as a way of blocking the
>(an example to make it clearer: a scout is coming up fo 1st class, he
>done all of the reqts, but has done X wrong. What would this X need to
>you to deny the rank?)
First of all, welcome back and a delayed (3 years) congratulation in
The only thing that I know of to "block" an advancement would be Scout
Spirit. If this is used to stop an advancement, specific examples should
be used with a recommendation and an agreement on a course to take to
clear up this deficiency.
As far as Scoutmaster Conference goes, unless there was a previous
agreement between the Scoutmaster and the Scout on specific
accomplishments to be made to a certain standard, i.e.attendance,
leadership role, scout spirit, the SCM should not block the advancement.
As for the BoR, the board could not pass a Scout for lack of Scouting
maturity. But then again, specific examples (not feelings or gut
reaction) should be made with a resolution on an action to clear this up.
But,IMHO, if all the requirements are accomplished and signed off in the
book, there should be no reason to hold a scout back.
I hope this helps.
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