scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: Scout Spirit and Advancement
Paul S. Wolf (Paul.s.Wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU
Tue Apr 25 2000 - 07:20:09 CDT
"Nichols, Kimberly" wrote:
> Hello, I'm replying to those e-mail's asking for more information re.
> my son's Board of Review and I wish to thank everyone for their
> helpful suggestions. I am trying to remain objective about his
> behavior, but am having difficulty with this issue.
As well you should.
> My son was going for Life Rank. We have approximately 25 boys in our
> troop and I and my son have both been very active in the troop. My
> son is Troop Historian and was jut re-elected to the position for a
> second term. He has done a good job and the board indicated that he
> had exceeded all the requirements with the exception of Scout Spirit.
> The behaviors identified to me to him and to me when I asked - were
> that he (along with two other scouts) put their feet up on a chair at
> a merit badge clinic the Saturday prior to his Monday BOR and just
> prior to the BOR at the meeting he was putting his neckerchief on his
> head. Evidently the SM wasn't happy with this and asked him to stop.
> My son replied "Yes, sir." and stopped.
As others have said, If the SM signed off on Scout Spirit, the Board had
no right to override that decision. They should reconvene IMMEDIATELY
and approve his advancement RETROACTIVE to the date of the original
Board of Review. If they fail to do so, your son should contact the
Troop Committee Chairman and appeal, then go thru the District if he
gets no immediate remedy.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Advancement/Safety Webmaster, USSSP http://www.usscouts.org
Winding Rivers Dist. Advancement Comm., Greater Cleveland Council, BSA