Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Boards of Review Question
Re: Boards of Review Question
Wed, 7 Oct 1998 10:24:33 -0400
>>What I've done when that question occured is to hold the BOR for @c,
>>followed immediatedly by the one for 1c. I've looked, and I have yet
>>find any reg that says no.
> From: Jim Peterson [mailto:kupete@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU]
> Not only that, but in our troop, the conferences and BORs for each
> rank are QUITE different from each other. We ask totally different
> questions of a 1st Class scout than those asked of a Tenderfoot.
While the boys can work on requirements for all three ranks
simultaneously, I agree with Jim that separate BoR's are, if not
strictly regulation, then at least desired. The BoR serves as a
benchmark between the troop and the Scout and keeps them both on track,
and each advancement will yield different questions and different
answers. Also, as ASM for the New Scout Patrol, I like to monitor the
boys to make sure that their rank advancements are evenly paced, and
that they move up on a regular basis. If I see a lot of 1st class work
for a Tenderfoot, I'll try to get him involved in doing 2nd class req's.
Excuse, please, if I am pontificating for an isolated incident or
special circumstance. Personally, I wouldn't worry for a one-time
thing. I think it might be pretty silly asking 2nd class questions to a
scout who will return in an hour or a week for a 1st class BoR. If it
seems to become a habit in your troop, maybe one of the ASM's can more
closely monitor the "rookies" for consistency.
ASM (New Scout Patrol)