Re: Help with Eagle Project ideas
(no name) ((no email))
Sat, 7 Sep 1991 21:15:00 EDT
That is an EXCELLENT IDEA!!!
The Scout that did that service project not only helped the local historical
society but also made a lot of people there very happy!!
One of the Explorers in my Post (when we REALLY had great membership!) went
to the Kenwood House, a "old folks home" to do a simm
similar type project for a class assignment. What she recorded was not just
one person but several people's recolections of how things were in a younger
Richmond. She came back and asked if we could do a similar project, locating
old Scouters to tell their story. Her and her boyfriend (who was one of
the officers of the Post) went over 900 miles around central Kentucky recording
people who have served as Scouters in the 40s and 50s (most of our councils
were organized in the 40s...). Those tapes are at the National Scouting Museum
and I believe can be loaned out to whoever wanted to hear them.
Because both of them were over 21, they could not earn the Exploring Achievement
Award....so, they just settled with being appointed as Kentucky Colonels, the
highest civil honor a Governor can bestow on a citizen of the Commonwealth.
Bottom line: A Service project DOES NOT have to be for a badge...it can be
done for the spirit it was intended to be; to learn, to lead, to share.
(and to love).
Faculty Advisor, Bluegrass Scouting Alliance Club/EKU
(Scouting Service Explorer Post 379, Bluegrass Council)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City