Ursus Snorous Roarus wrote:How long do you want the Scout to wait for a response? This happened to one of my guys and it started building up to a big deal. Counselor kept wanting him to hang on a little longer, kid wanted to get the MB done. Finally the Counselor relinquished and the day before their meeting a response arrived. Problem averted, at least this time.
It stinks that your scout received no response. A response, of course, is not necessary to complete the requirment, but it is a lot of fun to get a response and know that your opinion matters. If the scout does get a response he should share that with the MBC, but if there is no response to share then there is no response to share. About half of my guys write their letter to both their Oregon senators (word processing makes it so easy), and receive a written reply from both within 2 to 4 weeks.
I suggest you write a letter as the MBC and a constitutent to the senator and politely but clearly tell him/her what a stinker he/she is for failing to reply (but make sure the scout actually sent his letter first). I can promise you somebody in that senator's office will take some flak for ignoring a boy scout. About the only thing that's worse for a politician is dropping the baby as you kiss it's cheek.