scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Scout Spirit and Advancement
Nichols, Kimberly (KNichols@USA.WCTRIALS.COM
Wed May 31 2000 - 15:09:33 CDT
>Please tell you son, for me, that adults make mistakes too; just like he
>is learning to be a Scout, adults are learning to be Scouters. here is an
>opportunity for him to show real Scout Spirit, and not let this thing get
>him down. Please keep the list posted on how this thing shakes out. let us
>know when his next board is and when he passes it, please.
It has been awhile since I posted to the list re. my son's situation with
his Life BOR and I wanted to thank everyone for their encouragement and
words of advice! Everyone was so helpful and there is plenty of "Scout
Spirit" on Scouts-L!
Thought I would give the "listers" an update on my son's situation. The day
after his BOR he called the Advancement Committee Co-chair and asked for a
list of "things" he needed to do before his next BOR. He has never received
this document. On May 8, he spoke to the Advancement Committee Co-chair and
asked to appeal his Life BOR. He has not been able to be at every meeting
because he plays recreation league baseball in the spring, but we have heard
nothing from the adults in his troop. No written document listing the items
he needed to accomplish in his next BOR and no information on how to appeal.
Can anyone out there give some advice to pass along to my 14 year-old? I am
not sure what to advise next.
Does he pursue this? Does he just find another troop? Should he call the
I would appreciate the folks who have been involved in scouting at the
various levels to share their thoughts on this...