scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Boards of Review
Tom Kennedy (tkennedy@PRODIGY.NET
Thu Jun 22 2000 - 14:01:32 CDT
>From the Scoutmasters Handbook, #33009 page 122
Boards of review for the ranks of Tenderfoot through Life should each last
about fifteen minutes. An Eagle BOR might take half an hour or more.
----- Original Message -----
From: Chris & Paula Sheridan <chris.sheridan@PCISYS.NET>
Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2000 11:26 AM
Subject: Boards of Review
> I'm trying to find out if there are any BSA published recommendations at
> the length of Boards of Review. From an "unofficial" Boy Scout website, I
> found the following recommendations regarding Boards of Review and the
> parameters they should ideally fall into:
> Tenderfoot Rank: Approximate time should be 15-20 minutes.
> Second Class Rank: Approximate time should be 15-20 minutes.
> First Class Rank: Approximate time should be 20 minutes.
> Star Rank: Approximate time should be 20 minutes.
> Life Rank: Approximate time should be 20-30 minutes.
> Eagle Rank: Approximate time should be 30-50 minutes.
> These recommendations make sense to me, but they conflict with other
> opinions in our Troop (e.g. "Life Rank Boards of Review should be one
> period.") So to try and help clarify things, I'm wondering if BSA ever
> any "official" recommendations.
> Just to try to head off a few comments, our Troop's Boards of Review do
> involve re-testing of skills. Just lots of "philosophical" questions
> the lines of "Other than your parents, who do you think has influenced
> life the most?", or "Why do you think that the three Citizenship merit
> badges are required for Eagle Rank?", or "What does it mean to say, 'A
> is Reverent?'", or "How has Scouting prepared you for the future?" You
> the picture.
> Please let me know if you know of any BSA documentation regarding the
> of Boards of Review.
> Many thanks,
> Paula Sheridan