Fred Rogers (fredrogers@VNET.IBM.COM)
Fri, 19 Feb 1993 15:51:18 EST
Don, let me throw in a couple of thoughts. First of all, I LIKE the
format which separates GOALS and GUIDELINES. It is important to set
the goals high, as you pointed out. It is also important to realize
that a scout can be worthy of Eagle without reaching ALL of the goals.
That is where the guidelines come in. You are right when you say they
are guidelines and must be considered as such. The Board of Review
must take the total picture into account and reach its decision.
I also agree that having the older scouts at summer camp is very
important. It is also very difficult to achieve. I am happy if I can
get enough of the older ones there to run things and help the younger
scouts. The toughest year I had at summer camp was 1990. I did not
become SM until September. During the summer I was ASM and the man who
was SM took a dozen scouts from the troop to the Danish National
Jamboree. I took the rest to summer camp. Needless to say, there were
not many older scouts from our troop at Camp Barton that summer...
I will be introducing your guidelines at our council advancement
committee meeting Monday night. I will let you know what comments are
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City