Re: Help on BOR go/no go
Bob Caron (Robert.Caron@UMB.EDU)
Wed, 1 Apr 1998 15:35:09 -0500
I do not believe that the BOR is the place to have the "check and balance" in
this situation. Let me tell you what we do in out Troop (at the risk of
inciting those people who say you can't add to the requirements).
Specifically for the Scout Spirit signoff, only the Scoutmaster may sign it.
But before he signs it, he must get a verbal agreement from at least two
Assistant Scoutmasters that the Scout displays Scout Spririt and deserves the
signoff. In practice, this turns out to be more of a veto situation. If an
SA can convincingly state why the Scout should NOT get the signoff, it is
withheld and explained to the Scout.
We recently had such a case where the Scout was essentially told he would be
expected to change his act and display Scout Spirit over the next two months
to get the signoff.
Gladys Jenner wrote:
> First some background:
> We have some boys in the troop who have less than acceptable behavior at
> Please help us on this as need something that will stand up to appeals!
> YIS - Gladys Jenner - Ft Worth TX - Longhorn Council
Troop Committee Secretary, Northborough Troop 101
Brotherhood, Chippanyonk Lodge #59, OA
Knox Trail Council #244, BSA
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