scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: Eagle Project rejected by Board of Review
Mon May 08 2000 - 10:12:30 CDT
What should be done? How would you react to this situation?
I suspect the first thing is to determine if something should be done. In
other words is their some other legitimate reason (other than the ones you
stated) that this boy was not granted his Eagle. It may even be as simple as
a misundertstanding, i.e., the board did not understand that his project had
been previously approved by the appropriate levels. Or it may be that the
boy has been caught in between rule changes. Or it may even be that the boy
did not pass for reasons unrelated to his project. Or whatever.
Now, after you have determined that there is no legitimate reason the boy did
not make eagle (and here I would include "legal" reasons that are simply not
fair- like that rule change I mentioned above), I would discuss the whole
issue with your Scout Executive (the Council's highest paid employee), your
Council Commissioner and your Council President. Ask this question: "An
injustice has been done, for what may be good faith reasons; how do we
Undoubtedly the boy will have to face another board of review (I don't
believe there is an appeal process), but I assume it would be little more
than prefunctory. Good Luck. But please don't assume that everything was
wrong in the first place, and whatever you do, don't accuse people who may
have acted in good faith to reach what you believe to be the wrong decision.
Yours in Scouting,
G. John Marmet
Troop 156, Glenview, IL