scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Scout Spirit and Advancement
MAJ) Mike Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle (blkeagle@USSCOUTS.ORG
Sun Jun 04 2000 - 21:27:29 CDT
Kimberly Nichols wrote and asked a followup:
>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.
He should write a letter to your Council's Scout Executive, with a copy
funished to the District's Executive and the District's Commissioner.
In the letter, he should explain all of the steps you have outlined above,
and ask for a Board of Review to be conducted at the Council level for Life
Paul Wolf may weigh-in on this issue as well, but basically, if you and
your son have done all which can be done at the District level, the next
step upwards is to the local Council.
Hope this helps out, Kimberly...and tell him not to give up. Just because
some of us adults want to "create our own rules" to apply to situations
which are clearly stated, doesn't mean that he's not a good Scout nor
deserving of a review for the next rank.
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)
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