kwildman wrote:After they do their 1st class SM conference we tell them that they know who is on the TC and that they need to be responsible for asking 3 of them to do a BOR.
[This has been discussed before; but, I'm going to bring it up here so newer folks get the correct information.]
Not only is this adding to the requirements, but it also by-passes a critical link in the chain of authority concerning rank advancement.
Once a Scout is ready for a BOR, the SM contacts the TC... supposed to be the AC, if there is one. Again, the SM contacts the TC; the TCM responsible for setting up the board contacts the Scout to set a mutual time/date/place for the BOR... Sure, this could all be easily done at a single Troop meeting (except for Eagle, of course) if enough of the right people are there. The point is, a Scout NEVER sets up his own BOR -- ON HIS OWN. It's not his responsibility; it's not his job. Adults setup BORs, not Scouts. (Scouts have certain things they can and cannot do; the same goes for ULs and TCMs.)