Chris Haggerty, Sierra Vista, Arizona (CHAGGERTY@ARIZBPA.BITNET)
Wed, 22 Sep 1993 19:46:00 MST
Per the "Advancement Guidelines Council and District Functions"
"Eagle Rank. To qualify for the Eagle service project, while a
Life Scout, a boy must plan, develop, and give leadership to others
in a service project to any religious institution, school, or
community. These projects, of course, must conform to the wishes
and regulations of those for whom the project is undertaken."
"Service to others is important. Work involving council property
or other BSA activities is not acceptable for an Eagle service
project. The service project also may not be performed for a
business, or be of a commercial nature, or be a fundraiser.
Routine labor, a job or service normally rendered, should not be
considered. An Eagle service project should be of significant
magnitude to be special." ...
Don, the word individual is not specifically stated here. The
example you gave of the ramp would probably be considered a service
to the government body through which the scout did the project as
opposed to a project for a specific individual. (The county picked
the house for the ramp, not the scout?)
"Although the project idea must be approved before work is begun,
THE BOARD OF REVIEW MUST DETERMINE IF THE PROJECT WAS SUCCESSFULLY
CARRIED OUT." (My caps for emphasis.) "Questions that must be
* Did the candidate demonstrate leadership of others? "
..... (more questions)
Near the end of the Eagle Service Project area we see the word
individual in the following:
"The Eagle service project is an INDIVIDUAL matter; therefore, two
Eagle candidates may not receive credit for the same project."
Also to answer another one of your questions, on page 17 it says
the following step is performed after the Board of Review:
"11. When the application arrives at the council service center.
the Scout executive signs it to certify that the proper procedure
has been followed and that the board of review has recommended the
candidate for the Eagle Award. The Eagle Scout service project and
reference checks are retained by the council. These may be
returned to the Scout after his court of honor. ONLY THE EAGLE
SCOUT APPLICATION IS FORWARDED TO THE NATIONAL EAGLE SCOUT
SERVICE." (Again my caps for emphasis.)
Don, buy a copy of the Advancment Guidelines for your self and if your
District Advancment Chairman does not have one of these, buy him one to!
There is no reason he should be working in the dark. If you find there
is a newer book with different information, let me know.
I will go out and buy it immediately.
Sierra Vista, Arizona
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City