Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: Re: Refusing a SM Conference CAN YOU??
Re: Refusing a SM Conference CAN YOU??
Fri, 3 Dec 1999 13:29:57 -0500
David F. Delman wrote:
...the SM is refusing to have SM-Conferences because he doesn't feel that
the 1st Class and Star Scout passes the Scout Spirit test.
Is he refusing to hold the conference or refusing to sign off on "living the
scout oath and law in his daily life"?
In any case, the youth ***ALWAYS*** has a right of appeal. The youth can go
to the troop committee with the issue. If the troop committee overrules the
SM, the boy can go on for his BOR.
If the troop committee upholds the SM, the boy then can appeal to the
district advancement committee, who can direct the unit to hold the BOR.
If he fails to convince the district committee, he can appeal to the council
committee. Finally, he can appeal to National.
Unless the SM can point to specific recent instances where the scout failed
to obey the scout oath or law in his daily life, the scout will win on
appeal at one of these levels.
Before it comes to this, I might suggest that the SM, troop committee chair,
troop advancement chair, and unit commissioner sit down and go over BSA
policy and procedures.
Vice-Chair, Program Lafayette District
ASM Troop 313, Cradle of Liberty Council
Quartermaster, Jambo 2001 Committee
Adviser to the Treasurer, Unami Lodge One
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