Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: Fw: Re: Advancement dilly/Books during BOR's
Re: Fw: Re: Advancement dilly/Books during BOR's
Paul S. Wolf
Wed, 1 Dec 1999 20:56:20 -0500
Dan Smith wrote:
> Cathy Porter writes:
> > That is our Troops absolute. No book, no BOR
> > How can the BOR confirm that everything has been completed and
> > signed off if they don't have the book in front of them during the
> > BOR?
As others have said, other records like Troopmaster, the SM's statement
that he had seen the book, etc. The Scout should have his book, but if
he doesn't, the Board should meet with him anyway.
> I agree with the above and at our troop, the Scout must be in proper
> uniform in order to undergo the Scoutmaster Conference, the Board of
> Review, and the awarding of the badge. As with all rules, there is a
> possibility of circumstances preventing this but exception to the rule
> is hard to come by.
I prefer to see the boys in uniform, of course. As long as it's a
policy that can be tempered by circumstances, that's ok. If your troop
members come to all meetings in their uniform as a general rule, then
that's a reasonable expectation. However, if you refuse to conduct a
BoR just because the Scout isn't in uniform, you are adding to the
requirements, and that is grounds for an appeal to the District
Advancement Committee, which would overrule you.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Advancement/Safety Webmaster, USSSP http://www.usscouts.org