Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Board of Review
Re: Board of Review
Steven G. Tyler
Mon, 15 Feb 1999 12:58:11 -0500
> When I was doing Board of Reviews, I encouraged the Scouts to call me at home
> and request a Board of Review or ask me during the Scout meetings. I did not
> like prescheduled Board of Reviews because then a Scout would come up on that
> date and just state he needed a review instead of making arrangements. The
> BOR are to also teach a Scout to seek that rank advancement.
> I liked immediately recognition that meeting. In another troop we kept extra
> patches also. It worked great...They were recognized once by their
> peers...which is really important...and then again in the Court of Honor.
> When I moved to another state....they were totally against all of this. I've
> seen both ways..and have seen better results with scheduling BOR when a Scout
> asked for one....along with immediate recogntion..not waiting till the Court
> of Honor.
Thanks for your comments, Marcia. Your experience parallels mine.
Unfortunately, some have chosen to interpret my comments as a flame of
Blaine. Though I had no such intent, please be clear that I was not
intending to criticise Blaine or Blaine's idea (monthly scheduled BOR's)
as such, but merely wanted to emphasise that there are other, equally
valid, ways to schedule and conduct BOR's, and to promptly award the
advancement patches. As Marcia points out, there are advantages and
disadvantages to each method.
YIS, Steve on Cattail Creek (Steven G. Tyler, Esq.) <email@example.com>
The Computer Counselor -- Technology Consulting for the Law Office
Advancement Chair and Webmaster, Troop 339, BAC, BSA