Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Non Advancement BoR
Non Advancement BoR
David F. Delman
Thu, 2 Dec 1999 09:40:34 -0500
<29 Nov 1999 11:58:18 Sandy Lenichek <Sqrnot@AOL.COM>
<-- Subject: Re: Fw: Can we help too much?
<<National BSA Advancement Policies and Procedures says that ALL boys sho=
<<be reviewed, not just those who have advanced.>
<I'm wondering how this would work... Is a scout who has not advanced in =
<year (or some other time frame) given a BOR as an information gathering=
<?(What is wrong with our program if this Scout is not advancing?) (how c=
<This is very intriguing and I would like to find out how others do this.=
Hi SandyL & Scouts-Lrs,
I changed the title of the subject so that other Scouts-Lrs can more
easily recognize your question, and then jump in with two fingers or hand=
blazing away and give you their different practices and beliefs. Non =
Advancement BoR's to me are a great tool that is underutilized.
My basic answer is that timing is flexible and individual for each boy.
If a boy is falling behind, falling out, or having a hard Scout Spirit
time for some reason call a BoR. These aren't the only reasons yet they
are the most common reasons for having one. You will Know When and WHO
by just watching all the scouts interact and seeing their advancement =
records whether on the Wall or in a 3 ring binder. Casual Discussions =
with the SM, SM-Core, and Scout-Leaders can also help identify whom
and when yet I wouldn't let them prevent you from a non-Adv BoR if it
seemed the right thing to help a scout or the troop.
If you get yourself into a regular BoR schedule like some troops
then using your allotted time for some non-Advancement BoRs might =
become second nature whenever they seem useful.
YiS, IMHO, and may we each attempt to live the SO,SL,SS,SM
Mr Dave (Hawleyton, NY (Baden-Powell Council