Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: BoRs, Two for one?
Re: BoRs, Two for one?
Sat, 10 Oct 1998 01:23:02 -0500
At 07:50 PM 10/6/98 -0700, Chris Haggerty wrote:
>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.
I still fail to see how two BORs within a week provides an experience that
will help the Scout grow.
I really see this as similar to being between a rock and a hard place -
neither option is truly desireable.
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