Re: Boards of Review
GG Jenner (sdj@WHY.NET)
Wed, 20 Aug 1997 22:51:56 -0500
>I hate to dredge up and old discussion, but...
>I have been won over. I will admit that I was wrong a year ago, about a
>Board of Review denying advancement. I don't want to rehash this--I
>thought that it could, and have been convinced otherwise.
>What I NEED, however, is documentation for this. I have some Boards of
>Review coming up, and one member of the committee is a bit of a
>"cowboy"--does what he wants when he wants, damn the rules. I am concerned
>that he will try to keep boys from advancing if they stumble on anything in
>the requirements, especially my boys who are going for Tenderfoot.
If I'm catching this correctly, this "cowboy" may try to retest or try to
trip the boy up with his questioning. If this is the case then have
District Advancement Chairman, Unit Commissioner, Troop Secretary, or
someone sit in on the boards _only_ to take notes, they will not be part of
the board but will be there to document (in detail if needed) what went on
during the BOR.
Secondly, if a boy fails a BOR they must be told why and how to correct it.
It should also be in writting, signed by the BOR members and the boy as a
form of agreement as to where work is needed. A copy of this agreement
should be kept by the troop for use if the denial is appealed to District
Hope this answered the question.....Now the following is a suggestion:
In our troop, we have a notebook with sheets of notebook paper for each
boy. On this is noted the date, rank, and members of the BOR. We also
note such things as what leadership positions they are interested in,
strengths and weaknesses they see in the program/troop, personal strengths
and weaknesses, goals they personally hope to meet in the next few months,
etc. The next time he is to come before a BOR they will look this over and
be able to guage progress in these areas along with progress toward rank.
This information also helps us to keep from assigning the same members to
do a scouts BOR for the next rank, know the good and "needs improvement"
parts of the program/troop, etc. The information gathered in these BOR
also serves as a means for the CC and IR to monitor the performance of the
SM/ASMs in providing a good program before you see boys leaving the troop.
YIS - Ginger
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