Re: Advancement Chair and Board of Reviews
Michael A. Golrick (mgolrick@SCLC.ORG)
Fri, 21 Nov 1997 17:08:44 -0500
Ron Dunaway <rdunaway@GETONTHE.NET> wrote:
>I wanted to ask for feedback as to how the group handles when board of
>reviews are scheduled,(frequency),etc.Also ,what does a boy have to do
>to get a BOR.(Should he need to call the advancement chair to set an
>appt for one or should the advancement chair and committee have them at
>pre-set times and as long as the boy shows up in proper attire and is
>ready.) I also have the luxury of having 8-10 uniformed ,wood badge
>trained adults at the troop meetings every week,is it ok to give a board
>right after the scoutmaster conference as long as it doesnt take the boy
>out of the meeting in the heart of the instruction . Hope this is clear
>enough,we are having a challenge with this in our troop,especially the
>part of when are they held and how the boys go about asking and
>scheduleing one. Any help would be appreciated
With our troop of 40+ boys, and as the retired Advancement Chair, I can
tell you how we do it. That is, after the Scoutmaster Conference, the *BOY*
(i.e., not Mom or Dad) asks the Advancement Chair for a Board of Review.
For the BOR they must be in full scout uniform. The Advancement Chair will
do it as soon as possible. Sometimes this is at the same meeting, during
the game or after the meeting. Sometimes it takes a week to schedule enough
adults. Sometimes we do it on camp outs and waive the uniform "thing."
I have a personal problem with the "we only do it on the xth ----day of the
month" school of thought. I do not think it is fair to the
boy....especially the younger ones. We do have boys anxious enough who will
call the Advancement Chair ahead of time and say, "All I need is the
Scoutmaster Conference for my next rank, if Mr. P [the SM] can do it at the
meeting can I have my BOR then?" When I was Chair, the answer was *ALWAYS*
Do remember the key for us is that *THE BOY* has to ask!
CC, T68, Trumbull CT
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