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  1. In 2007, I challenged Scouting executives to define and start teaching "leadership" when a Scout first starts Scouting, NOT when he is being considered for his Eagle Service Leadershp Project. Scouts should be able to read/study/review the text...in the Scout Handbook.. throughout their Scouting progress. My original message, repeated for emphasis: "Leadership, an essential element of Scouting, needs to be defined and discussed in the NEXT revision of the "Boy Scout Handbook". Start the Scouts on the right track".
  2. Original message: "Seems that I read somewhere that it is national policy that Scout leaders and Assistant Leaders are forbidden to participate in an Eagle Board of Review? Can the Local Council ignore national policy and staff the Eagle Board of Review with ASMs"? Thank-you for the counsel to get BSA national policy straight from the source, i.e., The Advancement Committee Guide. Policies and Procedures, publication 33088, 2006 printing, available in printed form through local Scout offices. Citing from 33088 , The 12 Steps from Life to Eagle, page 32: Item 8: The board
  3. You might start with: http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/naturalresources/DD6371.html Best wishes to you!
  4. Ample documentation exists suggesting concepts for what adult Scouters should teach. However, early in their Scouting life, young Scouts need to read about "Leadership" in the Scout Handbook, and be able to ponder what constitutes one of life's core elements for success. The Handbook defines Scouting Spirit, but not leadership! We have the best minds in the world in Scouting. Why not assemble a panel of sage mentors to define leadership and place it in Scout's hands via the Handbook? By so doing, Scouts have a benchmark by which they can self-assess progress.
  5. Thank-you for your prompt responses. Your opinions clearly reflect your deep love for Scouting and your desire to educate neophytes. That being said in total genuine respect, I still would like to ascertain source policy from the BSA Headquarters on this topic, but to date, I have failed miserably. Any suggestions for how one gets an answer directly from the BSA Headquarters? Please do not direct me through intermediaries, e.g., the Council. Again, thank-you.
  6. Leadership, an essential element of Scouting, needs to be defined and discussed in the NEXT revision of the "Boy Scout Handbook". Start the Scouts on the right track.
  7. Seems that I read somewhere that it is national policy that Scout leaders and Assistant Leaders are forbidden to participate in an Eagle Board of Review? Can the Local Council ignore national policy and staff the Eagle Board of Review with ASMs? Second Part: Seem to recall reading that national policy permits two types of Eagle Boards of Review: A District one or a Troop one. Can the Local Council deny a Scout's choice of requesting a District review?
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