Board of Review:
After your Scoutmaster conference you will have a Board of Review. For Tenderfoot, 2nd and 1st Class, the “board” consists of older scouts in higher ranks and adult scout leader or committee member. For Star, Life, and Eagle, the Board of Review consists of Troop Committee members (adults).
Your Board of Review must be completed at least two weeks before the Court of Honor. Check the calendar so you can schedule and complete it by the deadline. For Tenderfoot, 2nd and 1st Class, the Scoutmaster will schedule your Board of Review once you have completed your Scoutmaster Conference. For Star, Life, and Eagle, you must call the Advancement Chairman once you have passed your Scoutmaster Conference and he/she will schedule your Board of Review.
The purpose of this review is to see that you have done what is needed to advance in rank. You may be asked questions about the requirements. For example, you might be asked how you are doing in scouts, how you are living the Scout Oath and Law in your everyday life or what your goals are both in general and in scouting. This should not be a problem. Remember, you studies, showed your knowledge or skill to your patrol leader, and had it reviewed by the Scoutmaster. If prepared, you will do just fine. Again, full uniform is a necessity for this interview.
Once you have passed your Board of Review, you will receive your new rank at the next Court of Honor. If you have passed Tenderfoot in November and the next Court of Honor is not until March, you may call yourself a Tenderfoot. You may also begin working on or finishing up your Second Class rank.