scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Scout Spirit and Advancement
Paul S. Wolf (Paul.S.Wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU
Fri Jun 02 2000 - 11:55:47 CDT
"Nichols, Kimberly" wrote:
> 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 District Commissioner?
Yes, he should pursue this. His next call should be to the District
Executive, who should put him in contact with the District Advancement
Committee. He's done everything correctly, and the Troop has done
everything wrong on this issue.
> I would appreciate the folks who have been involved in scouting at
> the various levels to share their thoughts on this...
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