Wearing a uniform identifies youth as Scouts BSA. It give them a sense of belonging to a group. The Scout uniform is associated with the ideals of Scouting.
Can a troop place requirements on how a Board of Review must be requested? For example, can a troop require that the Scout request the BOR by phone rather than in person?
Life is the rank a Scout can earn after Star. A Scout working on Life continues to develop leadership, participates in service projects, and earns merit badges.
A reader’s son has been asked to wait two months for his board of review. This does seem like a long delay for rank advancement.
Reader Shelley asked “I’m a new Troop Committee Chair and was wondering if anyone has some great questions that they ask their Scouts during their Board of Reviews?” Sometimes committee members struggle to come up with good Board of Review questions.
After a Star Scout has his or her Scoutmaster Conference, then a Board of Review takes place as the final step toward the rank of Life. The Board of Review is usually conducted by members of the Troop Committee.