scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: Scout Spirit and Advancement
The Gross Family (Gross144@GATEWAY.NET
Tue Apr 25 2000 - 22:15:45 CDT
[SNIP] I feel the Board of Review for our Troop is ... [SNIP]
Since Scouts-L has helped me learn to do a better job of reading "the
book" :-), I'd like to ask a question about the referenced thread from
the book, namely "Advancement Committee Policies & Procedures", 1999, p
20, second column:
"If the board decides that the Scout is not ready to advance, the
candidate should be informed and told what he has not done
satisfactorily. Most Scouts accept responsibility for not completing
the requirements properly. The members of the board of review should
specify what must be done to rework the candidates weaknesses and
schedule another board of review for him."
All of which says the BOR should have made the problem clear on the spot
but my question arises out of the next sentence.
"A follow-up letter MUST BE SENT to a Scout who is turned down for rank
advancement, confirming the agreements reached on the actions necessary
for advancement". (emphasis added)
Has the letter been received? What does it say?
If it hasn't been sent, I would go before the troop committee and ask
them to follow BSA's advancement policy. I do not think a BOR can
possibly follow BSA policy and not write this letter to a non-advanced
Scout. If the troop would not follow policy, I would take Paul Wolf's
advice and file an appeal (or look for a real troop).
David Gross (Greater Alabama Council, SA, CSRTC, Eagle/3, OA-B, AOL)