Boy Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. The Boy Scout plans his advancement and progresses at his own pace as he meets each challenge. The Boy Scout is rewarded for each achievement, which helps him gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Boy Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.

Board of Reviews

The Board of Review is NOT a retest; the Scout has already been tested on the skills and activities required for the rank.  However, the chairman of the Board of Review will check to make sure that all the rank requirements have been “signed off” in the Scout’s handbook. The Board of Review is an opportunity to review of the Scout’s attitudes, accomplishments and his acceptance of Scouting’s ideals. For all ranks (except Eagle) and Eagle Palms, the Board of Review consists of three members of the Troop Committee. Relatives or guardians may not serve as members of a Scout’s Board of Review. Unit leaders (Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmasters, etc.) will not participate in a Board of Review, unless absolutely necessary.

Troop 28 scouts should expect the following at all Boards of Reviews:                                                                                                                                             1. The Scout should be in full uniform, and be prepared to discuss its various parts.
2. He should come to attention, and be able to recite and define the following:  The 12 Points of the Scout Law, The Scout Oath, The Scout Motto, The Scout Slogan, and The Outdoor Code.

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