Re: BSA Eagle Positions of Responsibility
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Thu, 18 Aug 1994 15:55:26 EDT
I wish to comment about the job of Historian . . . etc.
While National may not think that it is am important leadership
job, it can be used and an important job in a troop, which
can also help with recruiting. My older son served as historian,
and created a portable PICTURE board of troop activities, that
could be taken to pack meetings, dinners, and any time that there
was a recruiting oportunity. This use of his camera also got him
started on completing photography merit badge, and after meeting
Steven Spielberg at the Jambo, he later did cinematography.
The Troop history board has become a central part of the troop
annual dinner, and the annual palnning meeting with the PLC.
They can go back and look at picutres of past activities to
see if they want to DO IT AGAIN next year, or maybe repeat
some activity they found some 3 or 4 year odl pictures from.
It then also becomes and important job of the Historian to
archive the older photos, and maintain a record of what the
events were all abouts, who went, costs etc.
He had also started working on a summer camp video with the OA,
to be used in summer camp promotions. However, the final production
and editing was never completed, because he left for college.
Almost ANY job can be an important and meaningful position,
IF the scout applies himself. The same can be said from the
other side. I have seen SCRIBES that did NOTHING that the
job of scribe SHOULD be doing, but yet they SERVED in a
leadership position, and got the next rank.
The leadership positions used to also include a "JOB as determined
by the scoutmaster". I have not seen the current advancement documents,
but is that also removed for Eagle candidates?
scouting since '57
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