smtroop168 wrote:Scout shows up on your doorstep as a transfer from another in town troop. He has "everything done" except his SMC and wants an EBOR as soon as possible.
Any one else experience this before? Any Definition for you for "as soon as possible"?
smtroop168 wrote:I'm the District rep who will do the EBOR when scheduled. He's not a military kid. 16 y/o. I don't have all the details on why the scout is transferring at the 11th hour but experience tells me that its not good. The only document I have is his EP where he had his new SM sign the project as complete even though the scout was not in the troop at the time the EP was worked on. I have a few concerns about the EP execution. Should I call the old troop and get more info or see what happens at the EBOR?
The application should be signed by the unit leader at the proper place. The unit committee reviews and approves the record of the Eagle candidate before the application is submitted to the local council.
The Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook, properly filled out, must be submitted with the application.
When the completed application is received at the council service center, its contents will be verified and the references contacted.
After the contents of an application have been verified and appropriately signed, the application, Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook, and references will be returned from the council service center to the chairman of the Eagle board of review so that a board of review may be scheduled. Under no circumstances should a board of review be scheduled until the application is returned to the chairman of the Eagle board of review.
Fred Johnson wrote:We had a situation like this four years ago. The scout turned out to be a wonderful young many who I have a lot of respect for. After earning his Eagle at 16, he stuck around until he was 18 and served as the best troop guide I've seen.
Also, I have a lot of respect for our SM because of how he handled it. He called the other troop's scoutmaster. Chatted about it. It essentially came down to lots of leadership turn over in the old troop, lots of misunderstandings by multiple people, hurt feelings and frustrations. Our scoutmaster transferred him into our troop, did the SMC and the scout earned his Eagle.
For this situation, the question I have is... You said he needs a SMC still. You said he's not transferring to your troop. Is he registered with his old troop? Can he get his SMC done through his old troop? If not, is he transferring to another troop where he will get a SMC done? Does the BSA allow someone outside his troop to do his SMC? I just curious. It's an interesting corner case.
If it were me ... and it's not ... I'd see if there was a way to mend that relationship with the old troop. If there isn't, then I'd look to get him registered into a troop that will help him close things out.
FrankJ wrote:It is worth the pre EBOR investigation in a case like this to be there are no show stoppers that will give a negative result. If all the book requirements are met, the eagle filled out, & the scout insists on the ebor, you need to give him one. If you know of any the show stoppers, then the scout should be made aware of them as well.
As for as the eagle project is concerned, if it was approved by district, and essentially done as approved. you really need to accept it, even if you were not involved in the approval.
evmori wrote:Without more details, it's all speculation.
Nuts4Scouts wrote:Since the he has not had a SMC yet, and paperwork has not been turned in, I'd say it was pretty much up to his current SM.
Weather or not his current SM puts him in for his EBOR immediately, depends on how well he knows this Scout, and how he feels about the circumstances with the other Troop.
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