Nuts4Scouts wrote:If his past behavior did not warrant his rank advancement being held up before, and you state that it is indeed getting better, why is it suddenly an advancement issue now?
That you would have to ask of his mother because it is originating with her. By the same token her constant cry is "How come every time he gets in trouble you want to kick him out?" The point is, we don't. But....
I see the behaviors improving vastly vs. a couple years ago, or even from 1 year ago when he was suspended for a month for gross misconduct (putting himself rather than another at serious risk for harm) at summer camp. No more arriving for the weekly meeting to find him sitting atop the church roof because he's PO'ed at mom or the BF, or refusing to get out of the car because he's PO'ed, or stalking into the meeting with anger flashing everywhere because he had a verbal altercation at home or on the way to the meeting, or.... you get the picture I hope.
It is the home reports that are the biggest problem, the behaviors he is exhibiting at home rather than during his troop time. I/we don't ask about what is happening, his mother constantly informs us of whatever the latest is. If we were to go strictly by what is being witnessed first hand we'd see a boy who is pulling himself up from darn close to the bottom of the barrel and making legitimate progress. But then we are told "Do you know what "BillyJoeBob" did now?" Of course not, but we're going to hear about it I am sure.
Back to your earlier question, besides Personal Management and Fitness he also needs Camping and Citizenship in the Nation. He is at 21 MB's before I add those earned at summer camp this year to the official advancement report. Troop elections are the last week of this month so we'll see what/if any POR he is elected to. Right now he is a PL.
Boys can save lives when Scouting first saves them.