Re: Keeping Eagles Interested
Daniel W Brown (dabrown2@VT.EDU)
Wed, 14 Jun 1995 13:02:48 +0600
The question that we have been discussing regarding eagles and leadership is
really two questions. First, how do we get them to stay. Second, how do we
get them to lead.
Peter Farnham answered the first question very well. If we want to keep
eagles of any of our older scouts, we must have a program that interest them.
I believe the answer to the second question is similar. They will lead if
we have taught them to lead, they have an oportunity to lead, and they know
what is expected of them. While there are a few self motivated natural born
leaders out there, I don't think think that we will get any leadership out
of most scouts unless we provide training, opportunity and direction. If
any of the three are missing, they will sit in the back of the room until
How many of the scouts who sit in the back of the room have had formal or
informal leadership training. How many have an elected or appointed
leadership position. When was the last time you gave one of them a specific
assignment. I would be interested in hearing ideas that scouters have used
to involve these scouts.
I used to be a fox
Dan Brown ASM Troop 56 Blacksburg VA
New River District, Blue Ridge Mountains Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City