Re: What are true eagles
Tue, 13 Jun 1995 07:44:45 MST
I just had to comment on this issue.
We have 10 active Eagles in a Troop/Post of 60 youth. In my view a true eagle
is one that has met the BSA requirements by the book. Too often I see adult
leaders interprete and establish goals higher than those established by BSA.
This, I feel, is unfair to the boys. We are unique in American education in
that BSA have set a national standard (note that U.S. education is striving for
such an ideal). We should all be deligent to these standards. Each child
should have the right to progress at their own rate, age is not an issue. If
age were important to our advancement program, BSA would have it as a
requirement for advancement. They do not!
Focus on the program as outlined by BSA and have some fun. Each boy will gain
from the program in a different manner... even eagles.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City