Re: Am I laying the cornerstone for an Eagle mill ?
Hilding Holroyd (hilding@CATFISH.OCPT.CCUR.COM)
Wed, 13 Oct 1993 15:42:35 -0500
> 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...
> 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
> letter ?
Joe, IMHO, you should have no worries. I, myself, did something similar for
the Life Scouts in the troop I just left. Only there I had 12 Life's. What I
did was meet with each one, face to face, and talk to them about where they
were, where they wanted to go, and a little of how to get there. I also
talked to them about the "ground rules" for projects. I do not think that
I was holding their hands, just informing them. I say, go for it. And best
Hilding Holroyd Eagle Class '68
Jersey Shore Council O.A.: Japeechin Lodge (Brotherhood)
Whispering Pine District "I used to be a FOX!!" NE-IV-54
Adv. Chairman, Troop 250 31 year veteran and still going ..
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