Retesting vs. Reviewing
Mayhew Robert I SSgt 612 AIS/INA (Robert.Mayhew@DM.AF.MIL)
Fri, 10 Jul 1998 10:58:30 -0700
I have come across this very arguement...not so much the inclusion of ASMs
of BoRs, but the "retesting" vs. "reviewing" of a Scout during the BoR.
There are skills that I see as being reviewed, but some parents feel their
son is being "retested". What is the clear difference? I believe that the
difference is in what the Scouts performance will result in. If it doesn't
matter if he gets it right, and he knows where to find the correct answer, I
say he's being reviewed. But if he gets it wrong, and is held back, you
have just "tested" him.
What say the list?
(I appreciate your insight!)
Bob Mayhew, Jr.
Catalina Council / Papago Lodge #494
(Eagle, Owl, Vigil...)
> From: Ron Raab-Long[SMTP:raablong@DMV.COM]
> Reply To: Ron Raab-Long
> Sent: Friday, July 10, 1998 10:28 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L
> Subject: Re: Board of Reviews
> I'm afraid its national policy to not allow Assistant Scoutmasters serve
> on BORs. It always causes problems within our troop as well. However, I
> can understand the reasoning behind it.
> Scoutmasters work with the boys on a continous basis. Its the
> Scoutmasters that go on all the trips, teach scout skills, counsel the
> scouts as needed, etc., etc., etc...
> The Board of Review is the opportunity for the Scout to give feed back to
> the Committee on how well the program is working, to explain the things
> the Scout dosen't like, realy likes, and any thing else that will help the
> Committee make it a better unit. It is not the time to re-test the Scout
> on skills.
> Having the same people sit on the board that attend all the activities
> may, effectively, close off the communication that we need to accomplish
> the goals of the program. A scout isn't going to tell the person that
> schedules the bi-monthly trip the local fire house that
> he's not interested in visiting the darn firehouse. (Just an example -
> fire fighters, please don't flame me :-) ) He's not going to tell the
> person who makes fun of him on campouts that he cries himself to sleep
> because he feels so isolated and lonely.
> Even though it can sometimes make it hard to get together three people for
> a Board of Review, I agree with the policy. Seems like a good time to
> start recruiting more committee members.
> Ron Raab-Long
> Iverson wrote:
> > Why can't ASM's sit on Board of Reviews.
> Ron Raab-Long DelMarVa
> SA, Troop 903 Two Bays
> Boy Scout Training Coordinator Dover, Delaware USA
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