If you have completed your rank requirements and you’re ready to take the final step, it’s time to schedule your Scoutmaster Conference and Board of Review. Both of these meetings should be requested at least one week in advance. FULL CLASS A UNIFORM REQUIRED FOR THESE MEETINGS (pants/socks if you have them, neckerchief, etc.).
The Role of the Scoutmaster Conference According to the Boy Scouts of America charter, the purpose of Boy Scouting is to develop in a young man the ability to do things for himself and for others, to train him in outdoor skills, and to teach him patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues. We use the methods of Scouting—including advancement, the outdoors, and adult association—to accomplish these goals. The Scoutmaster conference allows the Scoutmaster to review:
- The Scout’s growth in his understanding of Scouting’s ideals,
- How the Scout applies these ideals in his daily life and in the troop, and
- The requirements of the Scout’s next rank so that he can be properly encouraged.
Scoutmaster Conference guidelines and FAQ’s, for ASMs and scouts, CLICK HERE.
BOARD OF REVIEW
The Purpose of Board of Review After a Scout has completed the requirements for any rank or Eagle Palm, he appears before a board of review. Its purpose is to determine the quality of his experience and decide whether he has fulfilled the requirements for the rank. If so, the board not only approves his advancement or Palm but also encourages him to continue the quest for the next rank. Because the board of review date becomes the effective advancement date, boards should be scheduled promptly as Scouts are ready or set up on a regular basis that assures Scouts are not delayed in beginning time-oriented requirements for the next rank. Board of Review (BOR) guidelines for committee members and scouts: CLICK HERE