I will read that next!smtroop168 wrote:If your son has had his SM conference he can request a BOR from the Advancement Chair. The SM can provide any info he would like to the BOR. If the SM does not want to send him to a BOR and or committee does not give the scout, then the scout or his parent can appeal to the District/Council. There is a section on the site that speaks to Appealing a decision. Give it a read.
I AM the Advancement Chair... I had a BOR scheduled with 3 other Committee members (not including myself) for tomorrow night. I knew my son was ready, and anticipated that some others would be, this being 2 weeks after camp. After last night's meeting, the SM said no others were ready, then refused my son's advancement after his SMC....now what? I know of another Board member who was at camp who disagrees with the whole Scout Spirit issue the SM is using, but can he sign off that requirement since the SM wouldn't? And can we then hold the BOR anyway? I have no problem with my son not advancing if he has not met his requirements, and I would NEVER try to claim he did something he didn't, but this was WRONG! I was thinking that we would just go to another Troop and let someone else judge my son's Scout Spirit...is it really worth the fight with this Troop?
Ursus Snorous Roarus wrote:-YP is serious, missing dinner is not cool, profanity to a kid is totally unacceptable. We all know this much!
But the damage has been done and unless the committee backs you, you need to find a new troop. We work to daggone hard at this for it not to be fun!
Yeah, the Committee, not so much....I just don't even have the energy to go there. I, WE, DO work too darned hard for this to be such a pain in the you-know-what! 9 years I have been a Scout leader....this is ridiculous. Too bad most of you guys with good running Troops all seem to be up North! lol I'd join in a second!!!