Re: What's an Eagle?
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Thu, 2 Dec 1993 20:58:01 CDT
Paul Miles <PGM01%ALBNYDH2.BITNET@RICEVM1.RICE.EDU> writes:
>My problem is, while the project in concept has merit (a community mulching
>program) I don't think the boy is ready or mature enough for Eagle. He does
>not show Scout spirit and often times is the most disruptive kid in troop
YOU have that option, Paul....YOU are the Scoutmaster, not the kids's
father....Therefore, you need to make that decision. Scoutmasters
have that ultimate call as to whether or not the Scout is "eagle
material", however *you* define it to be. That's one of the reasons
why the BSA demands that the application for Eagle be approved BY YOU
before it goes any further....if you approve of the Scout, the project
and the commitment, then in *most cases*, so will the Committe and the
National Court of Honor.
>I'll be doing my homework on the process of becoming an Eagle tonight (the
>paperwork and procedures, etc.) but does anyone have ideas on how to best
>approach the boy? I know I can expect some flak from the parents since they
>are now pushing for this (the father is the former SM).
His father won't be meeting the members of the Council or District
Board of Review...he won't be in the room with this kid. If he's
really as bad as you say he is, then when it comes time to go before
that board, he'll be found out...and the Board will defer the
application until he *is* mature, as *you* will attest to.
I guess nobody told you about our collection of Eagle Tips that's
available from LISTSERV@TCUBVM.BITNET (or LISTSERV@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU).
While it's NOT official BSA material, lots of it is relevent to what
you are going through....
Settummanque, the blackeagle... (MAJ) Mike L. Walton (
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