BOR Timeframe Question
Kathy Coates (Tuwanda@AOL.COM)
Fri, 21 Nov 1997 20:46:36 -0500
I have a question about how long a Scout should have to wait for a board of
In our troop, it is customary for the boy to be responsible for asking for a
BOR from the advancement chairman.
However, if there is not time or unless the boy asks several times, no BOR is
scheduled (we do them usually at troop meetings). I think that once a boy
approaches the advancement chairman and requests a BOR it is up to that
person to schedule it. I don't think the boys should have to keep asking.
They also have to ask repeatedly for Scoutmaster Conferences. Is this
right? Or is it fair?
Let's say Johnny asks for a BOR tonight. No time. Ask again. Now it's next
week's meeting and before Johnny can approach the advancement chairman, Jason
asks for a BOR. There is "time" tonight, so he is immediately ushered into a
BOR and little Johnny is still waiting. Is this fair? Unfortunately, this
happens a lot in our troop. Should I be concerned?
Any input on this is appreciated.
YIS Kathy Coates, ASM Troop 28, Santa Ana, CA
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