Board of Review - BOR

Board of Review once a month, unless other wise noted.

Board of Review is done after a Scoutmaster Conference.

When a Scout is ready request a Scoutmaster Conference

Rank Advancement
Scout (only a Scoutmaster Conference is needed, no BOR) (Most requirements are done in AOL Rank)
    Tenderfoot Rank
    2nd Class Rank
    1st Class Rank
    Star Rank
    Life Rank
    Eagle Rank (BOR not done in the Troop, done by the SGVC) Must Read Life to Eagle Page
Eagle Palms

For each Rank The Scout should be in full Class A Uniform.
(Eagle Rank must have BSA pants, [not Blue Jeans], BSA Socks and brown or black polished shoes)
Bring your Scout Handbook to be Signed.

Scout will recite one or more of the following:
    Scout Motto
    Scout Slogan
    Scout Law
    Scout Oath
    Outdoor Code  (younger Scouts may be given a pass on code)
A Board of Review takes from 10 to 30 minutes, with shorter time for lower ranks.

BOR is made of three to six members of the Troop Committee.
The Troop Advancement Chair will be given the list of Scouts that passed for Rank advancement after the Board of Review.
Relatives or guardians and the Scoutmaster may not serve as members of a Scout's Board of Review

Purpose of a Board of Review

A periodic review of the progress of a Scout is vital in the evaluation of the effectiveness of the Scouting program in the unit.
The unit committee can judge how well the Scout being reviewed is benefiting from the program.
The unit leader can measure the effectiveness of his or her leadership.

Participants in a Board of Review must keep these objectives in mind:
    Ensure the Scout has completed requirements for the rank.
    Evaluate the experience the Scout is having in the unit.
    Encourage the Scout to progress further.

The Board also provides an opportunity for the Scout to develop and practice skills needed in an interview situation,
and it is an opportunity for the Scout to review his accomplishments.

The Board of Review is not a retesting of requirements - the Scout has already been tested on the skills and activities required for the rank.
However, the chairman of the Board of Review should ensure that all the requirements have been signed off in the Scout's handbook.
Additionally, the chairman should ensure that leadership and merit badge records are consistent with the requirements for the rank.

The Board of Review is a time to determine the Scout's attitudes, accomplishments, and acceptance of Scouting Ideals.
Scout Spirit is defined as living the Scout Oath and Scout Law in a Scout's everyday life.
The board should make sure that good standards have been met in all phases of the Scout's life.
A discussion of the Scout Oath and Scout Law is in keeping with the purpose of the review, to make sure that the candidate recognizes and understands the value of Scouting in his home, unit, school, and community.

Scoutmaster Conference
When a Scout is ready request a Scoutmaster Conference

Bring your Scout Handbook to be Signed, be in full class A.

Scoutmaster Conference are short, inform  and done for All Ranks.

In the Scoutmaster Conference, the Scoutmaster will ask a few questions to be sure Scouts are ready for the BOR. Also may include a few questions to see how you and the Troop are getting along.
Future or past troop leadership may be talked about.

At the end the Scoutmaster will sign off your handbook for :
a) Demonstrate scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
b) Participate in a Scoutmaster conference.

c) For Star, Life and Eagle Rank all your Rank requirements will be sign off at your Scoutmaster conference.