Re: Eagle Service Project Question
Chris Haggerty, Sierra Vista, Arizona (CHAGGERTY@ARIZBPA.BITNET)
Wed, 22 Sep 1993 13:24:00 MST
Unless someone gets their copy of the advancement manual and answers your
questions first I will get mind out when I get home tonight. I am sure the
exact (or at least as exact as possible) answers are in there.
I can tell you off the top of my head that the Eagle Scout Service Project
is suppose to benefit the 'COMMUNITY'. Now how do you define community?
In the example of the wheelchair ramp, maybe the benefit to the community
was making it possible for this person to engage as a
participant/volunteer, employee or ??? in the community. Seems to me that
the community benefits when it can remove someone from their dependant list
and list them as independent, not just the individual benefits. Yes, I am
streatching this, but you can do that in most situations and this COULD be a
very legitimate argument for the wheel chair ramp at a private home.
RE: National reviewing the Eagle Scout Projects. I remember your example
and use it frequently when talking about acceptable Eagle Scout Projects.
I was told of one where they raised money to buy, fix-up and deliver a
herse to a small town in Mexico. I can accept the fix-up part, but what
they really did as I understand it is raise money to buy the thing.
National approved this one. Don, I feel your blood presure rising,
different people at different times. I do not know when this project was
done. I do know that the Eagle Scout Project I did would not be
acceptable today (it benefited scouts), but perfectly ok when I did it.
Rules and procedures both change.
Since just before the new workbooks came out, Our council office secretary
who takes care of the Eagle Scout applications told us that all Nationals
wants us to send in is the blue application form. Prior to that they did
send in the service project write up. Actually all they were sending to
National before was a one page summary of the report which we required.
Your council may be doing things
different, but I would be confused as to why national would want the
service project write up from one council and not another.
I will try to get ahold of her and see if all they are sending to national
is the blue application form.
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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