scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Leadership
Wed Jun 21 2000 - 21:30:20 CDT
"Jack H. Ablon" wrote:
> My take on the SM and ASM's not being on the board of review is twofold.
> 1. The SM/ASM is the boy's coach and mentor, if he "sits in judgement on
> a BOR he/she will not be seen by the boy as coach and mentor who he can
> go to for explanation, reassurance and guidance in what could be a
> crucial moment in his young life.
> 2. If the BOR does not do it's job correctly (as some recent posts have
> related), the SM/ASM's can attest to the boys performance in case an
> appeal is warranted.
There is one more reason. The BOR serves a quality control function on the
Troop program and activities. If the SM and ASM are on the Board it becomes
very difficult for them to objectively evaluate their own performance.