Re: Advancement Chair and Board of Reviews
J/C Porter (jcporter@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Fri, 21 Nov 1997 13:44:35 -0600
> On Thu, 20 Nov 1997, Mark Arend wrote: > >
> > Probably the most memoriable Board we've ever had was in the dining car of
> > an east-bound train (somewhere in Iowa, I think) on the way home from a High
> > Adventure in Colorado. > >
Paul H. Brown wrote:
> You had at least 3 members of the Committee along on this trip? In
> addition to a SM or ASM? Must've been a large group.
We frequently have 3 members of the Committee along plus SM and an ASM,
and we are not a large troop. When we are at summer camp, we use camp
staff for BOR's and this makes them very memorable. This summer, I
didn't go to camp with the Troop, I went to Jamboree instead. Well, no
good deed goes unpunished and for some reason, no one had a BOR at camp.
As Advancement Chair, I had 8-10 Scouts wanting BOR's when I got back!
Not a bad problem to have...
If I was on a train and had a Scout ready for a BOR and had only myself
and one committee member available, I would go up and down the cars and
find another Scouter to sit on the board. Or a Girl Scouter. Or the
train engineer. Or the conductor. Or the parent of a Scout. I think
thats a wonderful memory, and one I would want to help make happen!
My most memorable boards? Sitting under a tree along the stone wall at
Buffalo Trail Scout Ranch. Another one where I had my Scout uniform on
and my long black halloween wig, a huge butterfly painted on my face
and loooong red fingernails with spiders on them. Many have been held
in pre-school classrooms in the church, sitting in tiny chairs in front
of a tiny table.
I hope the Scouts remember all their BOR's fondly, as I do. Advancement
Chair is the best job in Scouting!
Trading Post B Staff, 1997 National Jamboree
Webelos Leader, Pack 1087; Advancement Chair, Troop 424
Sam Houston Area Council - Katy, Texas
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