Re: Eagle Scout Problems (new one)
John Gareri (gareri@OSPREY.US.DG.COM)
Wed, 5 Oct 1994 09:10:29 -0400
Greg, You mentioned an interesting problem, that I had to think a while
before I responded.
In my peersonal opinion, I think that you should write the letter
that you really want to write. Obviously, you feel strongly about the
way the scout has been advanced. You should explain that the scouting
program means a lot to you and to have the rank of Eagle cheapened
by someone whose dad gave it away would only lessen the values of
the award for everyone.
I think the only person that would be served by you not writting
the letter would be you, since he could certainly get a letter from
Perhaps would could write on the envelope that it is a confidential
letter to be for the board of review only. In my council, the letters
are destroyed after the BofR.
In the end, I think you would feel better and you would be doing a
service to everyone who has earned Eagle by following the requirements
not by having mommy or daddy do all the work.
John A. Gareri
Troop 100 - Westborough Massachusetts
"... a good ol' BEAR too....."
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