Re: Eagle Board
Mike Walton ("settummanque,)
Thu, 9 Oct 1997 17:05:24 -0500
Keith Boockholdt asked:
>Could anyone advise as to there being a requirement that the Eagle Board
>Chairman must be a holder of the Eagle? Thank you.
>From the BSA's Advancement booklet:
(page 17; some of the following information was in boldface which means that
it is BSA NATIONAL POLICY and not just "a statement":)
"The Board of Review for an Eagle candidate is composed of a minimum of
three members and maximum of six members, 21 years of age or older. THESE
MEMBERS DO NOT HAVE TO BE REGISTERED IN SCOUTING BUT THEY MUST HAVE AN
UNDERSTANDING OF THE IMPORANCE AND PURPOSE OF THE EAGLE BOARD OF REVIEW. At
least one District or Council advancement representative shall be a member
of the Eagle Board of Review when conducted at the unit level, and may serve
as chairman if so requested by the unit."
Some Councils have sought out Eagle Scouts to serve as Advancement Chairs or
as chairs of Eagle Boards of Review, but it's NOT a requirement.
Eagle Scouts are in an unique role to understand both the purpose and
importance of the process, but so can longtime residents, ministers or
pastors or rabbies, so can parents of Eagle Scouts, former Scoutmasters,
military officers and senior enlisted soldiers from active, reserve and
guard status, business leaders and workers, and city/county/community
employees or supervisors.
Hope this helps you out!
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