Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: BoRs, Two for one?
BoRs, Two for one?
Tue, 6 Oct 1998 19:50:31 -0700
My 1998 Boy Scout Requirements book says:
"The requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class
ranks may be worked on simultaneously; however, these ranks must
be earned in sequence."
That says to me that the Scout MUST BE SECOND CLASS BEFORE he
can be First Class. In order to be Second Class, the Scout
must complete the requirements, including the Board of Review
for Second Class. You do not go to your Board of Review until
you complete everything else necessary for that rank. While not
written as a requirement, it is clear to me that you must be a
Second Class Scout before you can be a First Class Scout. Thus,
I would never let a Scout go for a First Class Board of Review,
if he is not yet Second Class. (A Scout becomes First Class -or
any other rank- immediately upon successful completion of the
Board of Review for that rank.)
Technically you could do two boards on the same day, however, I
would not hold a First Class Scoutmasters Conference with a S
cout who was not yet second class either. By skipping these
activities or condensing them into a single day, you are
CHEATING the Scout of an experience designed to help him grow.
The BoR and SCM conf. are more than formalities, they are
opportunities to help us achieve the Aims of Scouting in that
Scout. Do not shortchange him.
Sierra Vista, Arizona
Legacy Systems Analyst, Anteon Corporation
Catalina Council Advancement Chairman
Instructor Trainer for Water Safety, Southern Arizona Chapter,
American Red Cross
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