Re: Eagle letter/Rec
Jon Dixon (dixonj@COLORADO.EDU)
Tue, 23 Jun 1998 14:13:38 MDT
> However, a Scout is also Trustworthy, and if we tell the references that
> the process is confidential, and since it is it only makes sense to do so,
> then it would be a violation of that trust to share what was written, good
> or otherwise, with anyone not an intended reader of the recommendation
> and, clearly, a confidential reference letter is not intended to be read
> by its subject.
One point in this discussion that I wonder about is that for most
recommendation letters I've seen (like on college applications) in
order for them to be confidential the applicant must sign waiving his
right to see them. Otherwise the applicant would have the right to
examine them if he wishes. It would seem to me that the same thing
would apply to Eagle letters (and also that people would probably not
assume confidentiality if it had not been specifically promised).
Although given what is said in the Advancement Guide I would certainly
check with the references before passing along a copy (or the
original) of the recommendation letters; if they approved then I'd
consider it having been returned to their control and them providing
it to the Eagle.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City