I agree with Mrw and FrankJ. My step dad is the CC, so with my Eagle Paperwork, it was signed by him AND a ASM. I had this done to prevent anyone pulling the "relative" card.
I think the same fits for this. Conduct your BoR as SM and have an ASM tag along as well. One should be denied the right to speak with the scoutmaster just because he is your son.
The more I read this the more upset I get. I do not at all like the idea of an outside source.
Now I will admit this: a lot of my boards were formed by outside members/ HOWEVER they were not random, and they knew me well. It was always at a summer camp of some sort for the Cub Scouts and troop com. was barely there. My mother and father did not sit on the boards so that took out the CC and another member. So we put together a board of those who have watched me grow up. Let me tell you, when I walked away with the aproval from them, I felt like I really deserved it. It was NOT an easy board. Not a test, but a lot of, not so much personal questions, but very deep ones, that needed more than a yes or no.
But for a total stranger to be in on it is not right. If it made him feel uncomfortable, then it should have stopped right there.
Its HIS board, this is for HIM.
Eagle Scout Class of 2008
13 Years in scouting.