Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: BOR question
Wed, 8 Dec 1999 10:29:59 -0800
Bob Taylor asked:
"what are you doing outside of Scouting"--how does that sound for a BOR
Sounds like a great question, and might well be followed up by more specific
questions about involvement in sports, school, church and other activities.
On one hand, questions about rest of his life may help us to understand
poor attendance or slow advancement-maybe he's busy with club soccer or
struggling with grades. They may also help us find ways that we can help him
to be more successful in these other areas of his life. Or on a more
positive note, it may bring up ideas for merit badges that may be of
interest to him, service projects, troop activities and more.
As a scoutmaster, I should be learning these things through informal
conversations and formal scoutmaster conferences, but I always welcome help
from boards of review.
SM, Troop 761
Thousand Oaks, CA