Kim Moye (kmoye@SUN2177.SPD.DSCCC.COM)
Mon, 22 Jun 1998 11:04:58 -0500
My den chiefs and I were planning an upcoming Pack event when one of them
started talking to me about his Life Board of Review. Charles is 12 and
will have the tenure in early July for his BOR. He thinks he'll have the
merit badges he needs completed by then. In talking to him, he told me that
his 6 months falls on a Wednesday, so he was going to have the Committee
postdate his BOR (the troop meets on Mondays.) I told him that I did not
understand why he just wouldn't wait til the following Monday. He said that
is what his dad told him too, but he apparently knows of at least one
time when the adults making up the BOR did this.
Now the sticky part. As of this month, *I*'m the Advancement Coordinator.
I told the young man that I'm opposed to doing this, especially since there
is no valid reason for him not to wait til the Monday after his tenure
is up. I pointed out to him that he is 12 and is not up against the
18 year old cutoff date. My son chipped in and stated that he waited til the
following week to have his Star BOR since he had the same thing happen to
him. It was no big deal.
We do not make the boys schedule a BOR. If they're ready, we have enough
members of the committee available to have a BOR. Usually, right before
a court of honor, we may have several boys waiting, but that is atypical.
There may be some valid reasons to do this, but they would be exceptions and
not the norm. I explained this to the scout and he seemed to take it well.
(It helps that I was his den leader from Tigers until he went into Boy
Is this typical in other troops? I'll ask at the meeting tonight, but I'm
sure this is not standard in our troop.
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