Re: What's an Eagle?
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Thu, 2 Dec 1993 09:59:12 EST
If 'I' had to work with your life scout planning his project,
I would NOT try to slow down the project! The project does
NOT have to be the FINAL item complted. What 'I' would
want to do, would be to monitor the process very close.
MAKE SURE the scout develpops the written PLAN. Review
the plan and make sure it covers all the goals of an
Eagle project, most importanly LEADERSHIP!
I have seen projects take up to a YEAR from initial concept,
to FINAL completion. This scout may have a problem in
getting the cooperation he needs and may LEARN how to be
a better SCOUT in the process. I do not think you should
attempt to block or slow the project! Just make sure the
project is planned and completed UP to the high standards
expected for an Eagle scout.
After all, he is NOT an Eagle now! The entire process of the
project planning, and required coorperation and leadership skills
may help to MAKE him an Eagle. You may also want to put him on
notice that SCOUT SPIRIT is also reviewed as part of advancement
to Eagle. But the challenge befor him and see IF he can meet it.
DO NOT just say NO!
My opinion, as a Eagle scout, Eagle DAD, and former Dist ADV committee etc.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City