Re: Eagle BOR Appearance
Jim Peterson (kupete@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU)
Mon, 24 Nov 1997 15:07:29 +0100
>A question has been asked of our District Committee: What should happen if
>a Scout shows up for his Eagle Board of Review and his uniform does not meet
>the expectations of the Review Board -- such as baggy pants, no merit badge
>sash, wrinkles in the shirt or some other problem. Can he be asked to
>return with his shirt ironed, etc.? Should there be written requirements?
>Should the Advancement Chair counsel the Scout before the Board? Should
>Scoutmaster's be given written requirements and then he/she discuss them
>with the Scout? Can written requirements for "dress" be made a part of the
>Board of Review?
>All input is greatly appreciated.
>Linda Heinz, SA
>District Membership Chair
>Linda J. Heinz Phone: 913-532-1450
>Department of Chemistry FAX: 913-532-6666
>Willard Hall email@example.com
>Kansas State University
>Manhattan, KS 66506
Greetings from a fellow Kansan!....uh...how about those Hawks!..Well, anyway,
about the tacky attire of your Eagle BOR scout:
My guess is that the problem with the uniform started long before the Eagle
Board of Review. I've seen this in spades with some of our own scouts. My
recommendation is that you talk to your SM and Advancement chair. The SM
should be talking to any scout who is up for an Eagle BOR regarding
expectations of all kinds...including the uniform. I would suggest that
the advancement chair might help out in meeting with the candidates before
the review....if he's not properly attired, ask him to "take a hike home".
It probably won't take more than one postponed BOR to get the message out.
As to the economic situation of the family....I've never known an economic
situation to get into the way of a scout being neat, clean and pressed for
an Eagle BOR.....the latest camping equipment, yes....the camp payment
on-time, yes.....but my guess is that your scout was just "jammin'to be
cool" with the baggy pants, wrinkled shirt, etc. I know that there will be
those who will cite "lack of parental support"....my feeling is that if
he's mature enough to attain Eagle, he's old enough to use an iron.
RT Comm, Pelathe Dist
Heart of America Council
ASM, T-55, Lawrence, Kansas Any day above ground is a good day.
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