Re: Eagle question
Milt Forsberg (miltf@UX1.CSO.UIUC.EDU)
Wed, 1 Feb 1995 11:36:51 -0600
The question was what to do with boys who become Eagles at an early age...
If the Board of Review is conducted properly, he will be encouraged at
that point to start giving back what he has so far been given in
Scouting. Mainly leadership, education, assistance to younger members.
He has proven himself, now let him practice. Many gave him help along
the way, he can now return the favor by helping others. Young Eagles
still make excellent troop officers. They don't need to spend time on
their own progress, thus, they can help other members.
Another avenue is in the Order of the Arrow. Here is an excellent
opportuniti to grow for an Eagle, a leader. He can become active in the
Executive Committee and work toward election to an office in his lodge.
Here is where boys can really practice their leadership skills. The unit
should encourage members to become active with their lodge. Even if they
may spend more time with the OA, I bet they still have an interest in
their troop. The first responsibility of an OA member is to his unit,
but, the unit should have some up and coming leaders to fill in if an
Eagle wants to be more active in the OA.
SM, Troop 7
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City