We will do so. Thank you for the advise.
After the scouts’ terms they are asked to write or meet with the SM to review and state what they did during the term. Prior to and during the term the scouts are explained and reminded and expected to do the jobs related to their Position. If they are falling short they are warned that they will not get credit for their position if they do not do anything in their position. We are careful to have actual expectations for the positions. But we will review the Guide.
We have scouts right now who are pointing to the leadership log on Scoutbook and entering that information onto their Eagle Application. Just because the information is there does not mean that the Position of Responsibility was fulfilled and given credit.
So we just need to educate the scouts that that log does not indicate approved POR. As Donovan stated the process needs to be that the scout and SM talk and he gets that rank req signed by the SM.
We have a Life scout who is pointing to the leadership logged on SB that he did over a year ago and for a different Scoutmaster- so the situation is complex. The current SM was an ASM involved in the position for which the scout is saying he worked and that ASM now SM has no recollection of the scout actually working in that position.
I am really looking for a way to tighten up our process so this does not happen again, and SB does not appear to be where I can turn to log official credit for a position.
Again, when a parent can just enter and ‘APPROVE’ a Leadership Position it becomes an issue, and sometimes a fight, to counter that action when the leadership position was not actually fulfilled.