Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Boards of Review Question
Re: Boards of Review Question
Tom E Sullivan
Thu, 8 Oct 1998 21:19:44 -0400
I can't believe how many of the members of this list find it acceptable
to hold multiple Boards and SM conferences on the same night. We had a
request for a few of these last year and unequivocally refused. We
believe it goes totally against one of the main purposes of these
reviews, namely for the SM and the committee members that swerve on the
board to get to know the scout better, find out how he likes the troop,
how he's planning to accomplish his next rank etc., etc., etc. To do
multiples in one right deprives the boy of these experiences. I believe
the only reason to do multiples is to hurry advancement. For most cases
the scout can wait until the next court of honor, typically three or four
months, and have some time to provide more feedback to his SM and
Are there any out ther that share this approach?
Tom Sullivan, Scoutmaster
Troop 773, Potomac, MD
On Tue, 6 Oct 1998 23:47:57 -0400 Neil Lupton <NeilLup@AOL.COM> writes:
>In a message dated 10/6/98 7:52:14 AM, gdtester@EROLS.COM wrote:
><<Can a Scout be moved two ranks with one BOR, i.e. from Tenderfoot to
>This is a really interesting question. I first thought "No" because
>a Scoutmaster's Conference for each rank. But then I read the
>again and it only says "Participate in a Scoutmaster's Conference."
>course, taking that to the logical extreme, having participated in one
>Scoutmaster's Conference for Scout, the boy could argue that he had
>the Scoutmaster's Conference requirements for Eagle.
>So I went to the BS handbook (p12). It reads
>"Then when you have completed the tests for the award you are aiming
>your Scoutmaster. He will sit down with you for a Scoutmaster's
>After this, he will arrange for board of review. When this review is
>your Scoutmaster will order the badge you have earned. It will be
>to you at a ceremony."
>The book seems pretty clear. First the tests, then the SM Conference,
>the board of review. For each rank.
>Of course, you could presumably have the boy pass 2nd Class at the
>of the Board of Review, be passed and go out and have another
>Conference, then go back into the Board of Review and be passed for
>Class. But why would you want to? Let the boy pass his Second Class,
>have an SM Conference at the next troop meeting or whenever, then go
>Class at the next Board of Review. But he certainly doesn't have to
>until the Court of Honor for his Second Class badge to be able to go
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