Letters of recommendation for Jeff Bloom
J. Hugh Sullivan (sull@MINDSPRING.COM)
Tue, 25 Nov 1997 10:37:50 -0600
Jeff Bloom <PDefiner@AOL.COM> wrote:
Subject: Eagle Project - Part 2
>>>>>>>>We have recently been informed by our Council that the Scoutmaster is
>not permitted to read or see any of the Scout's letters of recommendation. Do
>any of your Councils have such a policy ? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Here I go to the Book again:
Page 17, #7, last sentence: "Reference checks that are returned with the
application are confidential, and their contents are not to be disclosed to
any person who is not a member of the board of review".
Page 15, last sentence: "Unit leaders, assistant unit leaders, relatives, or
guardians may not serve as members of a Scout's board of review".
That said, I disagree. In almost 26 years I have never seen a letter of
recommendation for an Eagle candidate that was not a glowing tribute. Would
you pick someone who would flame you? If I read the letters first I would
bring a telephone booth to watch the candidate change to his "S" costume.
IMO, assuming he passes the board, the letters should be displayed at his
CoH and placed in a scrapbook for his kids and grandkids to see.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City