Re: Eagle Service Project Question
Chris Haggerty, Sierra Vista, Arizona (CHAGGERTY@ARIZBPA.BITNET)
Tue, 21 Sep 1993 12:04:00 MST
DON and others:
FORMAL? I believe it is called the "Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook".
No FORMAL there. This may sound a little picky, but why do you think they
call it a WORKBOOK? A formal (computer, typed, printed, handwritten)
report with photos, etc may be attached and added to the
workbook. No rules against that. This is one of the points I stress when
I do my Life to Eagle Seminars for troops in the district. After all I do
want to see the final presenation (in particular if the Scout, read that
not the parent/leader typed or entered it into the computer/typewriter).
But I also want to see the WORKBOOK.
When they enter in their proposal and go see our current district
advancement chairman, she always asks "What's Plan B?". This usally draws
a blank and more information needs to be added to the poposal. Sometimes
in another color ink. I want to see that at the board of review. Now I
have a potential question to ask the Eagle at the Board of Review. "Did
you learn anything about planning when you started this project?" The
Eagle process is a learning process and the Board of review is a review and
extension of that process. You give me an application where I can see the
work and mistakes and I guarantee you that the youth is going to get more
out of that board of review than if I am given just perfect final copies.
Besides it is too difficult to get the workbook all printed up nicely
without adults getting their paws into it. (Unless you unstaple the pages,
fold them and stick them in the typewriter, then staple them back together
I like to re-inforce lessons learned and maybe help the youth discover some
he did not notice.
Sierra Vista, Arizona
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemmens): "Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw
those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City