Re: EAGLE BOARD OF REVIEW QUESTION/HELP ME!!
settummanque, or blackeagle (blkeagle@DYNASTY.NET)
Tue, 16 Sep 1997 11:44:12 -0500
>My 17 year old son (18 on Oct 17, 1997) has completed his Eagle project,
>all his merit badges and will finish his Troop board of review this week.
> Our problem is: he is leaving for Parris Island (Boot Camp) on Sunday,
>Sept. 21 and cannot have a council Board of Review before he leaves.
>I have heard that there is such a thing as a "Board of Review 6 month
>Extension for Unusual Circumstances"...has anyone any information on
Yep. Sure have. Here's from the current BSA Advancement Guidelines booklet
(which your Council should have a copy of):
(page 14, top left side)
"Time Extensions". If a Scout or Explorer foresees that he will be unable
to complete the requirements for the Eagle rank prior to his 18th birthday,
he may file a petition in writing with the National Boy Scout Committee
THROUGH THE LOCAL COUNCIL for special permission to continue to work toward
the award after reaching age 18. The petition also may be filed by the unit
leader or unit committee. The petition must show good and sufficient
evidence and detail extenuating cirmcustances that prevented the boy from
completing the requirements prior to his 18th birthday. EXTENUATING
CIRCUMSTANCES ARE DEFINED AS CONDITIONS OR SITUATIONS THAT ARE TOTALLY
BEYOND THE CONTRON OF THE SCOUT OR EXPLORER.
(page 16, starting at bottom left and continuing on upper right side of page)
"Scouts 18 or older". Scouts who have completed all requirements for a rank
prior to their 18th birthday may be reviewed and recognized within three
months after that date. FOR EAGLE SCOUT BOARDS OF REVIEW CONDUCTED BETWEEN
THREE AND SIX MONTHS AFTER THE CANDIDATE'S 18th BIRTHDAY, A STATEMENT
EXPLAINING THE REASON FOR THE DELAY MUST BE ATTACHED TO THE EAGLE SCOUT RANK
APPLICATION WHEN IT IS SUBMITTED TO THE EAGLE SCOUT SERVICE. THE BOY SCOUT
DIVISION MUST BE CONTACTED FOR PROCEDURES TO FOLLOW IF A BOARD OF REVIEW IS
TO BE CONDUCTED MORE THAN SIX MONTHS AFTER A CANDIDATE'S 18th BIRTHDAY.
(the items in all caps are National policy and was in bold type within the
It's NOT your Troop Committee's call, Anita. It's your Council's call along
with the call of the National Boy Scout Committee. From personal
experiences, one of two things will be offered: either the Board of Review
will be conducted within your local Council if time permits or the Board of
Review will be conducted within the District which contains Parris Island,
South Carolina (which I believe is within the Indian Waters Council, which
is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina). Such Boards of Review are
conducted at Army, Air Force, Marine and Navy facilities all of the time, is
nothing highly unusual, and requires little setup or "official notice" other
than those through BSA channels.
I've sat in on and chaired three Boards of Review on military installations
before for Scouts that have come to Forts Knox or Gordon for basic or
advanced individual training (AIT) that are NOT members of the Old Kentucky
Home nor Georgia-Carolina Councils. Again, the call is a LOCAL COUNCIL
EXECUTIVE's call to make, and if neccessary, it can be appealed to the BSA's
National Boy Scout Committee.
I wish Steve the best, Anita...he's really going to need ALL of the
experiences that Scouting has brought to him as he starts Marine Basic
Training. I hope that this information will be of help to you and him. And
please let us all know when Steve has completed the Board of Review and
when (and where) he receives his Eagle!
(c) 1997 Mike Walton ("no such thing as strong coffee,...") (502) 827-9201
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