While a Scout's opinion on his performance in a POR may be no less valid than an SM's, there's nothing to indicate he can advance based on his opinion alone or even that his opinion is to be taken into consideration. From the GTA, under "Meeting Unit Expectations": "When a Scout assumes a position, something related to the desired results must happen. It is a disservice to the Scout and to the unit to reward work that he has not done. Holding a position and doing nothing, producing no results, is unacceptable." [Note there is no mention of "in the Scout's opinion" here - it is "Unit Expectations" that must be met]. If a Scout has the ASPL POR and does nothing with regard to training or providing direction to the lesser Troop-wide position for which his position is specifically responsible, he has not fulfilled his POR. The duties of all POR's are defined by BSA, and Scouts are expected to know what those duties are and fulfill them.
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