wagionvigil wrote:So let me get this right! The BOR was questioning what the Scout put on his application and those things that the SM signed off that he had done?
If you go to several web sites you will find some questions that might be asked at a EBOR I do not believe I ever saw questions that questions what was on the application.
This boy may have doen noting BUT the SM should not have approved the Application and the Project should not hae been signed off .JMHO
ccjj wrote:The Scout could not answer the questions that were asked of him. He couldn't tell how he showed leadership while doing his project. He admitted that his father did a majority of the work. He couldn't tell how he had shown leadership in the troop. With almost every question that was asked of him, he had to ask "what do you mean by that?" He kept his head down, and mumbled his answers.
It was the district chairmans decision to have him wait 3 months. Why? I am not sure, that was his call. He told the boy what he needs to work on, and said he would get a written statement in the next couple of days.
I like the idea of having a practice Eagle board. It seems it would really help to better prepare the boy. I have seen examples of questions that I have found on the internet. I may have to print these off for my troop to use.
Prior to your participation in the EBOR, did you go to training to learn what questions you can and can not answer and what reasons are valid for not approving an Eagle candidate?
Leadership in the troop should of been signed off by the SM prior to the EBOR and can not be a reason to not approve an Eagle candidate.
FrankJ wrote:Leadership in the troop should of been signed off by the SM prior to the EBOR and can not be a reason to not approve an Eagle candidate.
I disagree. A review is a review. This includes what a SM signs off on. I do believe that if there is an issue with what the SM has signed off that the issue is bigger than the scout & the committee & the SM need to get on the same page.
Fibonacci wrote:Prior to your participation in the EBOR, did you go to training to learn what questions you can and can not answer and what reasons are valid for not approving an Eagle candidate?
I don't know of any training in our district or council regarding Boards of Review at all, and certainly not EBOR. We "chat" about Boards of Review at Roundtable, usually once a year, but there isn't a "training". A specific training session sounds like a good idea.
Can you give me an outline or an overview of the EBOR training your council offers? Do you ask non-Scouters to attend this training?
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