scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: Board of Review
Judy Yeager (jscout@HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 14 2000 - 23:28:50 CST
Ken Faris writes, "In one troop, evidently the Board is actually
making the Scouts show or recite, everything that the Scoutmaster has
signed off on during Scoutmaster Conferences. In this case the
Scoutmaster will not confront the Committee, (not his style)."
Since the Board members should be adult leaders who do not normally camp
with the boys, they are not part of the Scoutmaster corps. Therefore, it
would fall to the Committee Chairman to see that Board members are trained
in proper purposes and procedures for Boards of Review. However, if the CC
concurs with the "tactics" of the Board members, this unit has a real
problem and parent complaints should be forwarded to the Unit Commissioner,
ADC or District Commissioner.
The National BSA Advancement Policies and Procedures states that the review
is not an examination; the board does not retest the candidate. The review
should be just that, a review, not of requirements, but a review of the
experiences the Scout had in completing those tasks.
So, unless the CC is willing to listen to the parents, research the subject
and enforce BSA guidelines for a COH, it sounds like it's time for some
. . .and a good ole' Bobwhite, too. . .
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