Re: Scout Spirit for Eagle Candidates
Olan Watkins (OLDSCOUT@DELPHI.COM)
Tue, 24 Aug 1993 20:54:36 -0400
I guess it is not uncommon for boys to get involved in sports, cars, girls,
etc and let their Scouting activities slide untill one day they wake up and
remember that if they are going to complete their Eagle, it must be
accomplished before they turn 18. Some times I am sure because they know
that having the Eagle will give them a head start in gaining admittacne to
one of the military schools or some reason like that or perhaps pressure
from their family to complete the requirements.
I have seen it both ways, where a kid completes the Eagle and you never see
him again, and also where they get the Scouting spirit renewed and become
very active again.
I tend to be the type that believes the very best about any kid or person
untill shown different, so I have always tried to help the kids that return
whereever possible. Somewhere on down the line, even for those that appear
to drop back out of Scouting, perhaps when they have kids of their own, the
Eagle spirit will visit them again and they will return to Scouting to put
back in what they have received.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City