Re: Eagle Service Project Question
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Wed, 22 Sep 1993 10:08:42 EDT
MORE questions !? Our troop has tow more "nearly" Eagles looking
over options for service projects. I just happened to have in
my notes at the meeting, several pages of notes from scouts-l.
A couple KEY points were on questions as follows:
1) In at least one of the copies of project guidelines that
I have recieved, it was noted that an Eagle project "CAN NOT
be done to benefit a single individual" .. . . HOWEVER,
we had a project, and the Eagle award approved for a scout
that coordinated the building of a handicap access ramp to
a PRIVATE home. Granted the project was set up and coordinated
via a County Legislator, and a community agency for the handicaped.
The project was submited and approved at all levels! Is the
policy that the project can NOT be for a single person, NATIONAL?
2) Once the project concept is approved by all "HIGHER" authority,
and the group/agency/church or school official that is on the
receiveing end of the project, desides that the project is
"complete", and signs OFF on it, or sends a letter of thnaks etc.,
is it really up to the Eagle Board to review the project again
(at BOR time) to decied IF the project was "completed" in
complience with the Eagle requirements? In fact I have
know of a few case where the orginal intent of the project
was not completed, and the main GOALs of the project had to
be changed MID way into a project. In a sense, the project
was NOT ever completed, but the scout was awarded his Eagle
because he did in fact PLAN coordinate and supervise the
efforts, of two projects. SO, I guess the question is
in two parts, A) who decides if the project is completed?
B) Who and when SHOULD the project be reived to make sure
the scouts efforts were in complience with the National
requirements for eagle scout projects.
currently on a local troop committee, PLUS other stuff ;)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City