Re: Board of reviews
Carl W. Timmons (ctimmons@PRIMARY.NET)
Sat, 4 Jul 1998 16:00:44 -0500
It is always the person responsible for the rank that signs it off. For
merit badges it is the merit badge counselor (sp), however for rank it is
the Scoutmaster. It is his duty to ensure the program is run correctly. If
he does not sign off - no advancement. Period.
At 16:31 7/4/98 -0400, Steven G. Tyler wrote:
>Carl W. Timmons wrote, in part:
>> My understanding of the board of review, by the committe member, is not a
>> re-testing for the rank. That is the Scoutmasters job.
>Absolutely wrong! It is the job of the person who tested the Scout in
>the first place, and signed him off. Absent clear fraud and/or the
>agreement of the Scout that he really didn't pass the requirement, the
>SM is *not* to retest the Scout on *any* requirement, once he has been
>> We know the Scoutmaster would not pass the boy if he did not know what he
>> needed to know. We allow him to do his job and we try to do ours, and in
>> our commitees opinion we try to keep the troop together and moving in the
>> same direction.
>As long as you substitute "the Scout or Scouter who signed off the
>requirement" for "the Scoutmaster," I agree.
>YIS, Steve on Cattail Creek <Steven G. Tyler>, Severna Park, MD, USA
> "The Computer Counselor," Technology Consulting for the Law Office
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