wagionvigil wrote:I just thought of a question?
Is this an LDS Troop?
nephron wrote:Thank you for the posts.The suggestions about moving to another troop are unrealistic- most of his friends are in this troop.In addition, my other two sons are in the troop.I have gotten E-mails from other parents telling me to "suck it up" and move on.More than one has said that their kids did not pass the BOR but they came back. Others have supported the BOR decision-one saying that " it isn't a gimmie". I believe that there is a fundamental misunderstanding of what a BOR is in this troop.The same night 3 other kids were turned down, 2 for uniform violations (no Scout socks).My son wants to let this drop because he is already embarassed.The Court of Honor is next Monday-I don't want him to spend the time watching other kids advance, including the son of the Board member who told him that he couldn't advance.Doesn't the BSA have some responsibility to make sure that advancement policies are uniform(poor choice of word)? When did the BOR become an Inquisition?
ronin718 wrote:Alright now, let's not start bashing the LDS folks again. I've seen these kinds of things on non-LDS units as well. This isn't limited to the red-headed stepchildren from Utah.
That aside, there are several clues that this is NOT an LDS troop...
- This troop went to Philmont. There aren't many LDS units that would fork out that kind of money.
- They're in full uniform. This would be an EXTREME rarity in LDS units. Most LDS units barely get by in shirts.
- Both the BOR and the CoH were/are being held on a Monday. No LDS unit ever meets on Mondays. Mondays are reserved for Family Home Evening.
AquilaNegra2 wrote:Even IF the bolo was a valid reason (it's not -- but, did the Scout know they were going to require this?), waiting three months for the next BOR is ludicrous. 3 months is the next available opportunity?
We've turned down three in the lower ranks in the past month -- Surprising to me because it's the first time I can remember someone being turned down. All were because they had blanks in their books. The SM should have caught these in his SM conference. They were things the boys had done (and we knew they had), but didn't get a signature for. "Failed" them each in turn, told them the board would next reconvene in 15 minutes, and sent them scurrying. They all passed the second time. Highly doubtful that any of them will ever again come in without their ducks in a row.
Sometimes it's more about training the SCOUTMASTER .
jr56 wrote:Yes, I have "deferred' a BOR for several minutes while a discrepency in sign offs was resolved. I have seen a boy turned down twice trying to advance to Life, because he couldn't recall information contained in Cit. in the World MB, which he was using for that rank. (I had nothing to do with this) I voiced my protest, but it got nowhere.
wagionvigil wrote:The BOR was Bogus as You cannot question a scout about any MB.
wagionvigil wrote:Apparantly this boy was turned doen BECAUSE of those questions.
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