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  1. Hi All. I followed this with quite a bit of interest and thought I'd update you all. We waited 8 weeks to hear from National and then I called the district office to see if they had heard anything. They hadn't sent in the paperwork. There was some "confusion", so they just put it aside and never sent it in. The kid can't catch a break. So we are waiting...again. Please tell me this isn't normal...
  2. Just for clarification. It was council members plus volunteers who conducted the EBoR. The gentleman who brought the paper to be signed was one of the members on my son's board, and there was an apology made for causing him anxiety and stress.
  3. Thank you all for your input and advice. I have been following the thread, but unable to comment until this morning. Last night my son received a call from the district leader, who it turns out was the gentleman who told us to appeal. He told my son that even though in the original meeting they did not have a unanimous decision, there was another meeting where they went over his qualifications and reviewed his project again. This time he was approved. He is now an Eagle in waiting. He was told that the papers will be sent to National as soon as they get a signature from him due to it
  4. I'm sorry for confusing verbiage...I meant that they took people who were there with their scouts and not previously called in to be on the board.
  5. My son's project was marking trails in a newly acquired forest for the city. Only one person could be on the ladder at a time, so he did it most of the time. More than 2 or 3 people were not needed...and actually on the one day he had 5, it slowed everything down. After that, he learned that 2 was the optimal number. He just turned 14. He didn't pass and so he feels like a failure.
  6. The scoutmaster is doing this for us. He was more than peeved with what happened. He told us that an appeal BoR has to have 3 different members that the previous BoR. Is this not true? It was someone that was there, I just assumed it was a member of the District Council since it wasn't someone from our troop. They had quite a few scouts there for a EBoR and they were short on people, so they recruited family members who were there (if they had any experience with Boy Scouts) to serve as BoR members for other scouts (2 Council members and 1 volunteer). My husband, who is a
  7. It has been suggested that I provide a little more information. I was at the BoR, but was not permitted in the room. My son's scoutmaster was in the room with him. Do you know what was said to your son regarding not showing leadership? I only know what was told to me by my son and by his scoutmaster, but they match. The board member who was having the problem with his leadership said that it sounded like he (my son) did all of the work and therefore did not show leadership. My son tried to explain that he did have troop members helping him and that he was directing them, but he d
  8. That was our understanding of what the board of review was for, hence the devastation. My heart just aches for him. What can we do to make sure this doesn't happen at the appeal board of review?
  9. I'm sorry if this is in the wrong forum, but I couldn't see a better place for it. My son failed his Eagle Board of Review last night. He is devastated and confused. I was hoping to find some advice and clarity from experienced scouters here. He was told that he didn't show leadership in his project and to do another project. Evidently it was only one of the board members who had a problem with his leadership, but there has to be unanimous vote. Afterwards, one of the other board members looked us in the eye and said, "Appeal". So, that's what we're doing. My question is th
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