Eagle App. & BoR commants...
J. Hugh Sullivan (sull@MINDSPRING.COM)
Tue, 26 Aug 1997 07:42:55 -0500
Bob Gallo <rmgallo@NETGSI.COM> wrote:
Subject: Eagle Application Procedure
>My District Advancement Chairman says that "new" policy from National
>Council does not permit the parent of an Eagle Scout candidate who is
>serving as the boy's unit leader (Scoutmaster, Varsity Coach, Explorer
>Advisor) to sign as the unit leader on the boy's Eagle Scout
>application. Can anyone verify one way or the other?
As recently as 2 months ago I had an Eagle candidate whose father was SM and
approved his application. Since it was approved by National, the "new"
policy must be very recent.
Mike Walton wrote:
> The father/Scoutmaster still CANNOT participate in the Eagle Board of
> Review. While others here will say otherwise with good reasoning,
I suggest reading the Guidelines VERY carefully. They do not use the term
"MAY NOT"; they say "SHOULD NOT". Opinions will vary as to whether those are
the same or different terms. Using Webster I can make a case that they are
different - one is prohibition, the other is merely expected. I have
previously suggested that the Guidelines were written loosely to accomodate
potential adverse court decisions. I also guess that, if challenged, the
courts would allow parent(s) to sit.
As to reality, there would need to be 2 court decisions for parents to be at
our Boards: (a) one allowing them to be there (b) another allowing them to
be close enough to see and hear. 8-)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City