Am I laying the cornerstone for an Eagle mill ?
Joe G Combs (combsje@UCUNIX.SAN.UC.EDU)
Wed, 13 Oct 1993 14:45:56 -0400
Greetings fellow scouters. I usually listen to the discussions without
chiming in but I thought a little net.advice might be just what I need.
My troop went 22 years before our first boy reached Eagle. In the 5 years
since then we have had 9 more Eagles. At the September committee meeting
the idea of appointing one of the Eagles in the Adult leadership to help
boys through the application process. Being the most recent AND most active
Eagle the job was delegated to me. My intention is to put together a letter
to the Life Scouts of our troop to supplement the letters from National and
Council. It would contain more specific hints about the application process
thean the other letters.
Some background information... We currently have 7 boys of Life rank each
with only 1-2 merit badges and/or a service project to go. Also it should
be noted that by no means is advancement the focus of our program. We camp
every month except December(due to our annual Xmas tree sale), including a
week long summer camp. In short we have the most active schedule of events
in our district if not council.
I guess my questions are :
1. Does this letter mentioned above constitute holding the boy's hand
through the process and therefore the dreaded Eagle mill ?
2. If not, does anyone have any suggestions on what to include in this
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City