Official Position Description


Troop 216’s Board of Review Chair is responsible for scheduling and conducting regular boards of review as requested by the Scouts.   According to the BSA Troop Committee Guidebook, this responsibility falls to the Advancement Coordinator, but our troop splits that job into three different positions:  Board of Review Chair, Advancement Chair and Merit Badge Coordinator.


The reason our troop splits the Board of Review Chair out into a separate position is  the size of the troop and the number and frequency of boards of review that we typically conduct in a year.

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Day-to-day/Weekly Responsibilities


  • Attend all troop meetings as you are the facilitator during Board of Reviews. If it is necessary to be absent ask a fellow committee member to substitute as a Board of Review facilitator. Board of Reviews should not be cancelled unless the Troop meeting is cancelled.

  • Maintain the Board of Review calendar, by updating it weekly when scouts sign up for their Board of Reviews.

  • At least the 3 days prior to Board of Reviews, send a reminder email to scouts that have signed up, scoutmaster, and committee members; making sure to include a Board of Review Calendar and Board of Review worksheet as attachments (Examples of these two documents will be located in the appendix).

  • Arrange for at least 3 committee members to sit in on weekly Board of Reviews. A committee member cannot sit in on his/her scout’s Board of Review, so be cognizant to ask for more than 3 members assist when the above occurs.

  • Make sure all scouts have their proper paperwork and Class A uniform before beginning the Board of Review.   If not, the scout should be asked to provide whatever is missing (for example, borrowing a neckerchief, filling out the BoR worksheet, etc.)

  • Verify that the scouts know their Scout Oath, Law, Motto, Slogan, and Outdoor Code (Required for all ranks Star and above) as these are the core values of scouting.   While correct recitation of these items should not necessarily be mandatory to pass a board of review (especially in the earlier ranks), the scout should be able to articulate their meaning to the board as the scout understands them.

  • Most importantly, keep the spirit of scouting at the forefront, by asking the scouts if they are enjoying scouting and the troop’s direction as this is the major goal of the Board of Review.







Other Responsibilities


  • It is suggested that the Board of Review chairperson attend Eagle Board of Reviews if the schedule permits. It is important to assist other troops within the council.


  • Oversee the troop’s board of review procedures and guidelines to ensure it’s consistent with BSA policy and that it properly serves the troop in the spirit of that policy.   Those policies are included as an appendix to this document.







Contacts


  • At present, the position requires interacting with committee members within the troop.



Troopmaster Tasks


  • The Board of Review chairperson does not have access to Troopmaster.




Appendix


Boy Scouts of America


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Troop 216 Board of Review Guidelines

August 2006

Table of Contents


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GENERAL INFORMATION 5

Purpose of a Board of Review 5

Composition of a Board of Review 5

Location of a Board of Review 5

Mechanics of a Board of Review 6

Reasons for Postponing or Not Passing a Board of Review 7

The Nature of the Questions 7

TENDERFOOT RANK 8

2ND CLASS RANK 10

1ST CLASS RANK 11

STAR RANK 13

LIFE RANK 14

EAGLE PALMS 15

Scout Guidelines 16

Requirements Sign-off 16

Scoutmaster Conference 16

Scheduling a Board of Review 16

Board of Review Worksheet 17

Expectations and Conduct of the Scout 17

What to do if the Scout does not pass the Board of Review 17

WHAT EVERY SCOUT SHOULD KNOW

Scout Oath 17

Scout Law 18

Scout Motto 18

Scout Slogan 18

Class A Uniform 18

General Information


The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines for the Board of Review process.

Purpose of a Board of Review

The Board of Review is how the Troop Committee tracks the progress of a Scout and is also a way of reviewing the troop’s progress.  The Board of Review is an opportunity to review the Scout's attitude, accomplishments, and his understanding of Scouting's ideals.  If the Board of Review is for rank advancement, the board will satisfy itself that the Scout has done what he was supposed to do for that rank and will review with the Scout the requirements for the next rank.

The three objectives of the Board of Review are:

  • To make sure the Scout has completed the requirements for the rank (signed-off).

  • To see how good an experience the Scout is having in the Troop.

  • To encourage the Scout to progress further in Scouting.

The Board of Review is not an examination or retest since the Scout has already been tested on the skills and activities required for the rank.  However, the Chairperson of the Board of Review should ensure that all the requirements have been signed-off in the Scout's handbook and that leadership, merit badge, and service hour records in TroopMaster are consistent with the requirements for the rank.  More information about requirement sign-off and the TroopMaster report is provided in the “Scout Guidelines” section of this document.

Composition of a Board of Review

The Board of Review is conducted by at least three Troop Committee members for the ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life and also for Eagle Palms.  All Boards of Review must consist of at least three members and not more than six members who are all 21 years of age or older.

Relatives or guardians may not serve as members of a Scout's Board of Review. The Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters may not participate in a Board of Review.

The Chairperson should be made aware of any special situations (e.g., divorce situation, medical situation, ADD Scout).  These should be communicated to the board before the Board of Review begins

Location of a Board of Review

The Boards of Review are conducted during a regular troop meeting.  The Boards of Review are held in a location where the Board of Review members and the Scout are the only ones aware of what is going on.

There will be no more than four Boards of Review scheduled during a given troop meeting.

Mechanics of a Board of Review

The Scout is introduced to the board by the Board of Review Chairperson.  If the Board of Review Chairperson is unable to attend the Board of Review, then another committee member can assume the role of the Chairperson of the board.

The Chairperson should explain briefly what will happen during the Board of Review and give the Scout the opportunity to ask questions before beginning.

The Scout must be in full class “A” uniform, as defined at the end of this document.

The Scout should give the Chairperson their handbook, Board of Review Worksheet, and TroopMaster report to use during the Board of Review.

The Chairperson of the Board of Review should ask the Scout to stand and state their name, the rank they are seeking, and recite one or two (not more than two) of the following:

The Scout Law

The Scout Oath

The Scout Motto

The Scout Slogan

The board members are then invited to ask questions of the Scout.  The questions should be open-ended, offering an opportunity for the Scout to speak about his opinions, experiences, activities, and accomplishments.  This is not a retest, so asking a Scout to demonstrate first aid and scouting skills should be avoided.  More information about the nature of the questions during the Board of Review is provided in a later section of this document.

After all members have had an opportunity to ask their questions, the Scout is excused from the room. The board members then consider whether the Scout is ready for the next rank.  The board's decision must be unanimous.

Once the decision is made, the Scout is invited back into the room.  The Chairperson informs the Scout of the board's decision.

If the Scout is approved for the next rank, the Scout is congratulated and encouraged to continue advancing.  The Scout’s handbook and Board of Review Worksheet are signed and dated in the appropriate places and returned to the Scout.  The TroopMaster report is also returned to the Scout.    The Scout is then instructed to give the Board of Review Worksheet and TroopMaster report to the Scoutmaster.  It is the Scout’s responsibility to give the worksheet and report to the Scoutmaster.

If there are issues which prevent the Scout from advancing to the next rank, the Chairperson must document the issues on the Board of Review Worksheet.  The Scout must be instructed to take the Board of Review Worksheet to the Scoutmaster and the Scout must explain his understanding of the reason for not passing to the Scoutmaster.  The Scout must be told specifically what must be done in order to be successful at the next Board of Review.  After the issues are resolved, the Scout may request a second Scoutmaster conference.  After completion of the second Scoutmaster conference, the Scout may then request a second Board of Review for the same rank.  The Scout must bring the original Board of Review Worksheet to the second Board of Review and also ensure that the sections of the worksheet related to the second board of review are completed.

A Scoutmaster conference and Board of Review for the same rank may not be held on the same day.

The duration of a Board of Review should be from 15 to 20 minutes.

Reasons for Postponing or Not Passing a Board of Review

The following items are possible reasons for postponing or not passing a Board of Review:

  • The Scout is not wearing a full “Class A” uniform.

  • All the requirements for the rank sought are not signed-off.

  • The Scoutmaster conference is not signed-off.

  • TroopMaster verification shows that a requirement (service hours, time in a leadership position, merit badge completion) is incomplete.

  • The Scout is unable to correctly recite the Scout Law, Scout Oath, Scout Motto, Scout Slogan.

  • The Scout does not satisfactorily answer the questions asked by the board.


The Nature of the Questions

The Boards of Review for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class provide a way for getting to know the Scout better, reviewing his progress, and discussing how he feels about the steps he has taken on the Scouting trail.  The questions for these ranks generally deal with information about the Scout's participation in the troop and his approach to applying the skills he has learned.  This is also an opportunity to ask the Scout how he feels about the troop program, whether he feels he is learning and also having fun.  This is not a time to retest.  Questions like “Where did you learn about…?” and “Why do you think [a particular skill] is important?” are appropriate.

The questions for the Star and Life Scout ranks are less factual and generally seek to aid understanding of how Scouting is becoming an integral part of the Scout's life.  For the Star and Life Scout ranks, questions about leadership, merit badges, and service projects are appropriate.  For Order of the Arrow members, questions about the role of the Order of the Arrow within Scouting can also be asked.

For each rank, there should be a question about advancing to the next rank. The purpose of this question is to encourage advancement, but it should not be asked in a way that pressures the Scout. [Note: If the Board of Review is for the Life rank, and the Scout is at or near his 17th birthday, some pressure towards Eagle may be in order. At the very least, be certain that the Scout realizes that his time is running out.]

Questions which only require a simple one or two word answer should be avoided.  If the answer to a question is too brief, a follow up question of "Why?" or, "How can that be done?" may encourage the Scout to elaborate on his answer.

The Board of Review members should ask questions which are appropriate for the particular Scout and his experiences.  On the following pages are possible Board of Review questions for each rank.  These questions are intended as a guide.  Board of Review members may ask their own questions as long as they are not retesting the Scout and are consistent with the spirit of the Board of Review.



Tenderfoot Rank

This is the Scout's first experience with a Board of Review. It may be helpful to the Scout if the Chairperson explains the process before beginning the Board of Review.

The first few questions in the Board of Review should be simple. The Board of Review should try to gain a sense of how the Scout is fitting in to the Troop, and the Scout's level of enjoyment of the Troop and Patrol activities.

Encourage advancement to Second Class.  At the time of the Tenderfoot Board of Review, some Scouts may have already completed some of the requirements for Second Class.

The approximate time for this Board of Review should be 15-20 minutes.

Possible Questions:

  • When did you join the Troop?

  • Who is your patrol leader?

  • How many Troop meetings have you attended in the last two months?

  • Tell us about your last Troop campout.

  • How would the first aid skills you must know for Tenderfoot help on a campout?

  • Where did you learn how to fold the American flag?

  • How would you avoid poison oak (poison ivy, sumac)?

  • Where did you go on your hike? How did you choose the location?

  • If you were on a hike and got lost, what would you do?

  • Why do we whip or fuse the ends of a rope?

  • What is the "Buddy System" that we use in Scouting? When do we use it?

  • Why do you think there are physical fitness requirements (push-ups, pull-ups, etc.), and a retest after 30 days, for the Tenderfoot rank?

  • What does it mean to a Tenderfoot Scout to "Be Prepared"?

  • What "good turn" have you done today?

  • Can you give an example of how you obey the Scout Law at home, school, or church?  (Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, Reverent.)

  • What does it mean for a Scout to be "Kind"? (obedient, helpful, loyal)

  • What do you enjoy most about your Scouting experience?

  • When do you expect to complete the requirements for Second Class?

2nd Class Rank

Questions should focus on the application of the Scouting skills learned for this rank without retesting these skills. The Board of Review should try to perceive how the Scout's patrol is functioning and how the Scout is functioning within his patrol.

Encourage advancement to First Class.

The approximate time for this Board of Review should be 15-20 minutes.


Possible Questions:

  • What did you do at your last patrol meeting?

  • Tell us about a service project in which you participated.

  • Where did you go on your last Troop campout?

  • Why is it important to be able to identify animals found in your community?

  • Tell us about the flag ceremony in which you participated.

  • Tell us about some of the items in your personal first aid kit and why are these items needed?

  • What have you learned about handling woods tools (axes, saws, knives.)?

  • How are a map of the area and a compass useful on a campout?

  • Have you earned any merit badges?

If "Yes": Which ones?  Why did you choose them?  Who was your counselor?
If "No": Encourage getting started.  Explain the process for earning merit badges.

  • Did you attend summer camp with our Troop last summer?  If so, what was your best (worst) experience at summer camp?  Do you plan to attend summer camp with our Troop next summer?

  • What suggestions do you have for improving the Troop?

  • One of the requirements for Second Class is to participate in a program regarding drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse. Tell us about the program in which you participated.

  • How is it possible to live the Scout Oath and Law in your daily life?

  • What does it mean to say, "A Scout is Trustworthy"? (obedient, helpful, loyal)

  • When do you expect to complete the requirements for First Class?

1st Class Rank

The First Class rank will produce additional opportunities for the Scout such as troop leadership positions and Order of the Arrow nomination.

Merit badges will begin to play a role in future advancement to the Star and Life ranks. Encourage merit badge work if it has not already begun.

The approximate time for this Board of Review should be 20 minutes.


Possible Questions:

  • What part of Troop meetings are most interesting to you?

  • What is the Scout Slogan?  What does it mean for a First Class Scout?

  • Tell us about your last campout with the Troop.  Where did you go?  How did you help with meal preparation?  Did you have a good time?  (If "No", Why not?)

  • If you were in charge of planning and preparing a dinner for your next campout, what would you select?

  • As a First Class Scout, what do you think the Star, Life, and Eagle Scouts will expect from you on an outing?

  • Does your family do any camping? What have you learned in Scouts, that you have been able to share with your family to improve their camping experiences?

  • Why do you think that swimming is emphasized in Scouting?

  • Why is it important for you to know how to transport a person who has a broken leg?

  • Why is it important for you to be able to recognize local plant life?

  • What did you learn about using a compass while completing the orienteering requirement?

  • What does it mean to say, "A Scout is Courteous"? (obedient, helpful, loyal)

  • Have you earned any merit badges?

If "Yes": Which ones?  Why did you choose them?  Who was your counselor?
If "No": Encourage merit badge work since merit badges are required for the Star and Life ranks.

  • What is your most favorite part of Scouting? Least favorite?

  • What suggestions do you have for improving the Troop?  

  • How does a Scout fulfill his "Duty to Country"?

  • How do you define "Scout Spirit"?

  • What is the Order of the Arrow? What is the primary function of OA?

  • Who was Lord Baden-Powell?

  • When do you plan on achieving the Star Scout rank?

Star Rank

With the Star rank, emphasis is placed upon service to others, merit badges, and leadership. Scout skills remain an important element for the Star Scout, with emphasis on teaching other Scouts these skills.

Explore how the Star scout can assist with leading his patrol and troop. Attempt to understand how the Scouting philosophy is becoming part of the Scout's life.

Encourage the Scout to remain active, and participate in his patrol and troop. If the Scout appears to be looking for additional opportunities, suggest leadership positions such as Den Chief or Troop Guide.

The approximate time for this Board of Review should be 20 minutes.


Possible Questions:

  • Which Troop outings have you attended in the last few months?

  • Tell us about the service project(s) in which you participated.

  • What suggestions do you have for improving the Troop?   

  • What does it mean for a Star Scout to "Be Prepared"?

  • How have the Scout skills that you have learned helped you in a non-Scouting activity?

  • How many merit badges have you earned?  What was the most difficult (fun, challenging, etc.)?

  • Why do you think a Scoutmaster's Conference is required for advancement in rank?

  • What is the most important part of a Troop Court of Honor?  Why?

  • What leadership positions have you held outside of your patrol?  What challenges did they present?  What are your personal leadership goals and objectives?

  • How would you get a Scout to do an unpleasant task?

  • What does it mean to say "A Scout is Loyal"? (obedient, helpful, loyal)

  • How are the Scout Oath and Law part of your daily life?

  • What is the Outdoor Code?  Why is it important?

  • If the Scout is a member of the Order of the Arrow:

When did you complete your "Ordeal"?
What does membership in the Order of the Arrow signify?

  • When do you plan on achieving the Life rank?

Life Rank

The Life rank is the rank before Eagle. The Life Scout should be fully participating in the Troop, with emphasis placed on leadership in the unit as well as teaching skills and leadership to the younger Scouts.

Merit Badge work should be a regular part of the Scout's time. Scouting values and concepts should be an integral part of the Scout's daily life.

At this point, the Scout is starting to "give back to Scouting" through leadership, training of other Scouts, recruiting, keeping Scouts active in the program, etc.  Explore suggestions for improving the program.

The approximate time for this Board of Review should be 20 minutes.


Possible Questions:

  • What camping experiences have been your best and worst in Scouting?

  • How many troop meetings have you attended in the last few months?  

  • What suggestions do you have for improving the Troop?

Have any of the merit badges you have earned lead to hobbies or possible careers?

  • Of the merit badges you have earned, which one do you think will be of greatest value to you as an adult? Why?

  • Why do you think that the three "Citizenship" merit badges are required for the Eagle Rank?

  • What is your current (most recent) leadership position within the Troop? How long have you held that position? What particular challenges does it present? What is Leadership?

  • Why do you think that Star and Life Scouts are required to contribute so much time to service projects? What service projects are most rewarding to you? Why?

  • Why do you think that a Board of Review is required for rank advancement?

  • How has Scouting prepared you for the future?

  • What does it mean to say, "A Scout is Reverent"? (obedient, helpful, loyal)

  • What does "Scout Spirit" mean to a Life Scout?

  • The Scout Oath refers to "Duty to Self"; what duty do we have to ourselves?

  • If the Scout is a member of Order of the Arrow:

What role does Order of the Arrow play in Scouting?
What is the difference between Scout "ranks" and Order of the Arrow "honors"?

  • Have you begun to think about an Eagle Service Project? What are you thinking about doing? When?

Eagle Palms

Eagle Palms are awarded for continued leadership and skills development (merit badges) after the Eagle Rank has been earned. The purpose of this Board of Review is to ensure that the Eagle Scout remains active within the unit, contributes to the leadership of the unit, and assists with the growth of the other Scouts within the unit.

The approximate time for this Board of Review should be 15 minutes.


Possible Questions:

  • As an Eagle, have the Scout Oath and Law gained new meaning for you? How?

  • Why is it important to develop leadership? How do you do this?

  • Since earning your Eagle rank (or last Palm), what merit badges have you earned?

  • Since earning your Eagle rank (or last Palm), in what service projects have you participated?

  • How do you plan to continue your involvement with Scouting?

  • What suggestions do you have for improving the Troop?

  • What would you say to a Life Scout who is only minimally active within his unit, and who does not seem motivated to continue along the Scouting Trail?

  • If a Life Scout was having difficulty selecting an Eagle Service Project, what would you suggest to him?

  • What is the primary role of the Scoutmaster?


















Scout Guidelines

Requirements Sign-off

All requirements for the ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and Eagle Palms will be signed off by the Scoutmaster or an Assistant Scoutmaster.  No other person will be allowed to sign off these requirements except with specific permission from the Scoutmaster.  The signatures and dates in the Scout's handbook constitute the official record of these requirements. It is encouraged to add notes in the handbook for leadership position (title, dates) and service projects (description, number of service hours).  It is the sole responsibility of the Scout to collect the needed sign-offs; and must secure this data in his BSA handbook.

Scoutmaster Conference

Once all requirements have been completed for a rank, it is the Scout's responsibility to request a Scoutmaster Conference.  An Assistant Scoutmaster may also conduct the conference. The Scoutmaster/ Assistant Scoutmaster should verify that all requirements have been completed prior to conducting the conference. The purpose of the conference is for the Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster to prepare the Scout for his upcoming Board of Review, talk about the Scout’s view of the Troop, and encourage the Scout to continue work on the next rank advancement.  Upon completion of the Scoutmaster conference, the Scout's handbook is signed and dated in the appropriate place.  The Scout should also request a TroopMaster report from the Scoutmaster to bring to the Board of Review.  This report should include the leadership position(s), merit badges, and service hours for the rank being sought.

Scheduling a Board of Review

After a Scoutmaster Conference has been held and signed-off, the Scout may request a Board of Review. Boards of Review are scheduled by the Board of Review Chairperson.  It is the Scout's responsibility to request a Board of Review by contacting the Board of Review Chairperson, to obtain a Board of Review Worksheet, and to complete the appropriate sections of the Board of Review Worksheet.  


A Scout may not request a Board of Review until after the Scoutmaster Conference is complete.  The Board of Review will be scheduled a minimum of one week after the Scoutmaster conference.  A Scoutmaster conference and a Board of Review for the same rank may not be completed on the same day.

Board of Review Worksheet

The Board of Review Worksheet is available from the troop Web site or paper copies can be obtained from the file folder at a Troop meeting. The Scout should bring a copy of the Board of Review Worksheet with him to the Board of Review with the appropriate sections completed. Upon successful completion of the Board of Review, the Board Chairperson will fill out the appropriate sections of the worksheet and will also sign and date the Scout's handbook in the appropriate place. The Scout must give the completed Board of Review Worksheet to the Scoutmaster for his new rank to be recorded. In the event that the Scout does not pass the Board of Review, the reason will be explained to the Scout and documented on the Board of Review Worksheet.  The Scout will be instructed to show the Board of Review Worksheet to the Scoutmaster.

Expectations and Conduct of the Scout

All scouts will be expected to present themselves to the Board of Review in their “Class A” uniform (see the troop’s Uniform Policy for more information).  Any Scout not in a “Class A” uniform who presents himself to the Board will be asked to reschedule his Board of Review. If there is a personal difficulty in obtaining a full scout uniform, this should be discussed with the Scoutmaster.


Scouts are expected to be able to discuss how they can apply the knowledge they learned from completing the requirements for the rank they are seeking. Scouts will be asked about their Scouting experiences in the Troop and their plans for continuing their advancement on the trail to Eagle. Scouts must demonstrate Scout spirit and have a good understanding of the Scout Law, Scout Oath, Scout Motto, and Scout Slogan. Scouts should answer questions to the best of their ability. Scouts should be attentive and courteous during the Board of Review.  


Any questions the Scout has about the advancement process can be directed to the Scoutmaster, any Assistant Scoutmaster, or the Board of Review Chairperson.

What to do if the Scout does not pass the Board of Review

If there are issues which prevent the Scout from advancing to the next rank, the board must document the issues on the Board of Review Worksheet.  The Scout will be instructed to take the Board of Review Worksheet to the Scoutmaster and the Scout must explain his understanding of the reason for not passing to the Scoutmaster.  The Scout will be told what must be done in order to be successful at the next Board of Review.  After the issues are resolved, the Scout may request a second Scoutmaster conference.  After completion of the second Scoutmaster conference, the Scout may then request a second Board of Review for the same rank.  The Scout must bring the original Board of Review Worksheet to the second Board of Review.


What Every Scout Should Know

Scout Oath

    On my honor I will do my best
    To do my duty to God and my country
    and to obey the Scout Law;
    To help other people at all times;
    To keep myself physically strong,
    mentally awake, and morally straight.




Scout Law


As Scout is...

Trustworthy,

Loyal,

Helpful,

Friendly,

Courteous,

Kind,

Obedient,

Cheerful,

Thrifty,

Brave,

Clean,

Reverent.

Scout Motto

    Be Prepared.

Scout Slogan

    Do a good turn daily.


Class A Uniform

The official BSA uniform, often called the “Class A uniform” consists of:

  • Official BSA tan short or long-sleeve shirt with all patches and insignia properly placed.  The rank insignia should be for the Scout’s current rank.  See the inside cover of the Scout Handbook for information regarding the placement of all patches and insignia.  With the possible exception of the top button, all buttons should be fastened.  Shirttail should be tucked into pants.

  • Official BSA green short or long pants.

  • Troop 216 yellow and red neckerchief with a Scout theme slide.  The neckerchief should be neatly rolled and worn under the shirt collar.

  • Official BSA web belt or Scout theme leather belt and buckle set (e.g. Philmont or Jamboree belt and buckle).

  • Official BSA green and red socks worn with closed toe shoes or boots.


Optional elements of the official BSA uniform include:

  • Official BSA or Scout theme hat worn appropriately.

  • Merit badge sash worn over the right shoulder.

  • Order of the Arrow sash is worn only when directed by the Order of the Arrow representative and/or the Scoutmaster.

  • Up to five BSA medals may be worn over the left shirt pocket.  Note:  Religious medals are not BSA medals.  Religious medals are worn on Scout Sunday, at religious events supported by the troop, or as directed by the Scoutmaster.


The Class A uniform is worn for rank advancement functions including the Scoutmaster Conference, Board of Review, Court of Honor, and Eagle Ceremonies.







































Troop 216 – Board of Review Worksheet

HOW TO SCHEDULE A BOARD OF REVIEW

Contact the Board of Review Chairperson to schedule a Board of Review.

This may be done by email at boardofreview@troop216cary.org or at a troop meeting.


HOW TO PREPARE

WHAT TO BRING

  • Review the requirements for the rank sought.  Be prepared to discuss them.

  • Know the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout Motto, and Scout Slogan.

  • Complete section 1 of the Troop 216 -Board of Review Worksheet.


  • Board of Review Worksheet

  • Troopmaster Report for the rank sought

(request from Scoutmaster)

  • Your Scout Handbook

  • Wear your Class A uniform



Section 1:  (To Be Completed By The Scout Prior To The Board Of Review)


Name of Scout:  _______________________________________


I am requesting a board of review for the rank of  _____________________


Scoutmaster Conference Date:  _________________



Section 2:  (To Be Completed By The Board)


Date of Board of Review: _____________



Pass:     Yes        No    (circle one)



Board of Review Members:


1.  ______________________________

2.  ______________________________

3.  ______________________________

4.  ______________________________



Reasons for not passing or postponing

the board of review:


  • Uniform

  • Requirements not signed off

  • TroopMaster report

  • Scout oath, Scout law

  • Scout motto, Scout slogan

  • Incomplete paperwork

  • Other  _________________________


                   _________________________



Section 3:  (To Be Completed By The Advancement Chairperson)


  Name of Scout:  ______________________     Rank Sought:  __________________________        


  Date of Advancement:  _________________    Comments:  ___________________________    


  Signature of Advancement Chairperson:  __________________________________________



Board of Review Schedule (Example)


Date:

 

Name:

Rank Application:

Scoutmaster Conference:

Next Step Goal:

 

1

 

Date:

 

 

31-Aug-10

2

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

7-Sep-10

2

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

14-Sep-10

2

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

28-Sep-10

2

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

5-Oct-10

2

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 













 

1

 

 

 

 

12-Oct-10

2

 

 

 

 

 

3