Re: Troop 18's New "Eagle"
Matthew Adkins (msadkins@MTU.EDU)
Wed, 31 Aug 1994 16:09:33 EDT
> I have just been informed that one of the boys in our troop has just passed
> his Eagle Board of Review. The first during my short term as Scoutmaster.
> This news is without a doubt the saddest moment in my Scouting career.
> CAUTION, long post to follow
> This Eagle BoR was conducted at what certainly is now, the end of an almost
> eight month process. A process that I thought would work with the best
Paul, I will post this to the list to say publicly that really,
really feel for your troop. You are right, they are the losers....also
I feel that the boy is a loser....As an Eagle scout myself (class of
1993) and Assistant Scoutmaster I ahve a highg respect for the badge and
while I know a few people who are not quite Eagle material (IMHO) I have
never head something such as this: a travesty of justice. Something
such as this should be overnight-deliver-this second-send to National
As for the resigning I cannot help but feel that you and your
committee members are cutting off your nose to spite your face. I mean,
by mass resignations you will probably get Council's notice and they
might even care but I have no faith in bureacrats (for refrence ask me
sometime about my council). You said it yourself - the boys get hurt
the worst. Maybe the best thing to do is to rededicate yourself to the
scouts in the troop making sure that they become Eagle material? I
admit that I have exactly 1 year and 7 months ecperience as an ASM but
if it happened to me I could never leave Scouting. I got so much out of
it that you couldn't keep me any with a shotgun. One bad apple got
away, well I try and make sure that for every bad apple there are 10
Hope this helps.....you do have my sympathys....
-Matthew S. Adkins email@example.com
ASM Troops 208 &466, Hiawathaland Council, UP of Michigan
aG-IM Lodge 156 Order of the Arrow
Camp Hiawatha Staff 1994 MAckina Island Scout service Camp ASM
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