Re: Eagle Project Question
John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Wed, 30 Nov 1994 18:29:47 -0500
> I am planning on doing a bloodmobile for my Eagle Project...
> Are there any suggestion on what I should do to get this project
> approved... Has anyone here had a scout in there troop do this?
> Are there any things that could/should have been differently?
> Brian Johnson -- Greater Niagara Frontier Council -- Onondaga District
> OA -- Ho De No Sau Nee lodge #159 -- Committee Chairman, PR & Activities
> Brian Johnson -- 94 South Forest Road -- Williamsville, NY 14221
In my district, IMO, such a project is not likely to be approved.
As another writer has commented on; the key to the Eagle project is
Leadership. Here it would be question whether the Life Scout, by nominally
running a campaign that already happened before he camme along, demonstrated
leadership. He might say he is in charge, etc... , but in actuality it is
the Red Cross, or other such sponsoring organization that is really running
There is a reluctance here to approve Eagle projects, that are identical to
service projects/campaings done by non-Scouting organizations. That last
sentence does not make too much sense -- hard to express -- but what it
means is this:
The Red Cross already does blood drives, they have occurred without the
Scout's leadership in the past. The Scout would "take over" an existing
blood drive. Therefore he is following some prescripted plan and not
That is just my opinion on the sense of the Eagle Committee here.
John E. Pannell
Old North State Council, NC
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