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We've got an EBOR today. (as ASM I'm not involved). The SM told me that the Eagle candidate has a reference that was written by the Eagle candidates father. Is this normal? Is this acceptable?

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The boy is required to list a parent or guardian as a reference.

If your question is about a written reference being normal, that varies by council (ours requires the boy to collect them). There is nothing on the application that says someone on the BOR couldn't volunteer to check each reference by phone or simply walk around town and get a handshake on each reference's vouching for the boy.

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Is this a new thing? I just don't remember being sent a reference form' date=' and my oldest son had his EBOR about a year ago.[/quote']

Not new. Maybe the Mrs. took care of it for you? Or, maybe he "adopted" another parent who he thought would write a more glowing recommendation. :cool:

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She didn't write anything either. That and the EBORs I've been to (back when I was AC), nobody had parent references. I have to admit, I would have felt kind of awkward writing it.

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Sounds like your council doesn't require letters from the parents. (Makes sense to me, haven't they done enough paperwork already?)

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What parent would NOT recommend their child for Eagle?

 

That would be fun...

 

Hmmmmm. What can I get out of my Star Scout son this weekend?

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Such was noted as a "modification" to the new Eagle Procedure Guide here in the NCAC...http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.ncacbsa.org/resource/group/dabf2b2b-f7f6-48ee-a27c-9cc7e1a94a55/Documents/Eagle_Scout_Procedures_Guide.pdf?hhSearchTerms=%22Eagle+and+Procedure+and+Book%22

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I wasn't asked to write one for my son' date=' BUT parents are always called in to EBOR's to talk with the Board in our District.[/quote']

 

And in our district both I and my wife wrote letters for our son, but we were not allowed in the EBOR. Not a lot of standardization on things it would seem.

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Well, I learn something new every week. I had been on six or seven EBORs and had never heard of a parent filling out a reference form before. I think we have new office staff, so they have started sending those out to parents.

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This is rather silly. I cannot recall following a job interview where a HR person said to me, "Oh, we are waiting to hear from your mother before we make a decision." :confused:

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