Eagle Adv. Question
Cory Lee (Cory_Lee@QMAILGW.BMD.TRW.COM)
Thu, 14 Jul 1994 07:54:02 -0200
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I am seeking the advice and wisdom of all for this unique
I'll start by saying that I am the Advancement Chairman for my
district and was approached last night at a Wood Badge Pre-Course
seminar. (Yes, I used to be a Beaver, my wife is on staff as a
quartermaster, she used to be a fox.) Anyway, another staff
member, (a Scoutmaster) pulled me aside where he could talk to me
and not be heard by anyone. This is the situation he described to
A young man in his troop had been working on his eagle project, to
install a flag pole at a local church. He had made the
arrangements for the flag pole to be made and delivered on site.
He had made arrangements for dry cement and for a contractor to
dig a hole for the pole. And he had made arrangements for the
Troop family to work on mixing the cement and installing the flag
The Scoutmaster said that this boy is a real worker. He said the
boy had a goal to be the first boy in the unit to receive all
three Eagle Palms. The boy is 14 and a half.
Anyway, it was discovered that the father was molesting the boy.
So the boy has been taken out of the home. (It seems that _they_
are trying to rehabilitate the father in the home.) The
authorities are very careful as to the where abouts of the boy and
will only let him talk to three people he knew previously on the
phone. The boy chose the Scoutmaster as one of the three.
The Scoutmaster said this boy is in dire need of something
positive and would like to see if he could be awarded his Eagle.
Can a young man receive the Eagle rank even though he did not
actually complete his Eagle Project?
Can his Eagle Project be completed without the boy actually
Thanks for listening and for any help
Cory Lee Office: (801) 625-8087/774-2974
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