The last step for a scout to advance in rank is a "Board of Review" (BOR) -- a brief meeting in which a Scout discusses his rank advancement with 3 adults from the Troop. Boards of Review are generally held monthly on a Monday night. They can be
found on the Troop calendar. Scouts can sign themselves up for a BOR session by using the SignUp Genius link found on BOR announcement posts. These will be posted under the "Event & News" tab a few weeks before each BOR.
A Scout must complete a Scoutmaster Conference for the rank they are advancing to before they can sign up for a BOR
A Scout, not their parent, must sign up for a BOR. Scouts — this is your responsibility
In the sign up, a Scout must enter the following:
First name, last initial
Rank advancing to
Date of Scoutmaster Conference. Be sure to get the scoutmaster's signature in your Scout book at your conference; we won't conduct the BOR without it.
For EAGLE BOR, there are special requirements and it takes some time to organize — speak to the Scoutmaster early about this.
No BOR is needed for the very first rank ("Scout" rank); the BOR requirement starts when you earn Tenderfoot
Dress requirement for the BOR is your Class A Scout uniform shirt AND Scout pants or shorts.
Bring your Scout handbook; make sure it gets signed by the chairperson of the BOR.
You cannot complete more than one rank in one BOR session, even if you've satisfied all the requirements. You CAN sign up for more than one BOR session if you have completed more than one rank's requirements.
The "clock" for the next rank starts ticking with your BOR date. For example, one of the Star requirements is "Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 4 months as a First Class Scout." That 4-month period begins with the date of the BOR that
confirmed the Scout's advancement to First Class status.
Eagle Scout BORs are handled differently, so you won't be signing up via this page.
Each BOR must have one chairperson. In addition to leading the discussion, the chairperson has two key duties: Bring a blank copy of the Unit Advancement Report Form to the BOR, fill it out and make sure it gets signed by all adults who served on the BOR. When it's filled out and signed, deliver to the Troop Advancement Recordkeeper. (If you're not sure who that is, check the volunteer listing).
Sign and date the Scout's handbook on the appropriate page for the rank that the Scout is completing.