Re: Eagle Dinner
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sun, 10 Sep 1995 23:05:21 -0400
On Sat, 9 Sep 1995, Cheryl Singhal wrote:
> I understand the dinner where this year's new Eagles mingle with other,
> older Eagles is very important to the New Eagles.
> Our son was invited to the NCAC dinner, but it's in early November when
> he'll be away at college in Atlanta. Is there a work-around or will he
> just have to miss this part of being a new Eagle?
What Cheryl is talking about is one of those events where a lot of
"unseen" Council and District people put on a very special event for each
year's newest group of Eagle Scouts in the National Capital Area
Council. Each Summer a committee of one hundred business
leaders/Scouters is formed to organize the event. This my first year to
participate as one of these folks. Each of the committee members is
charged with finding three outstanding people to match a career interest
for a specific Eagle Scout. The careerist pays for the dinner and costs
of presentations to the Eagle ($125), takes the Eagle in tow for a day
on the job to see how the career really is, and serves as a short-term
mentor to the Eagle as he considers a career. Each Eagle is presented with
some fairly nice momentos at the dinner, which is held at one of the very
best hotels - no scrimping on this - black tie class event. At the dinner
itself, each year we have had a national leader as a speaker to spark
these Eagles on to even greater accomplishments.
Needless to say it is difficult to make work-arounds because of all the
preparation that goes into the event. Not every Eagle Scout will be able
to attend, by of the hundreds of Eagles in this Council, about three
hundred will attend. Cheryl the short answer is that it is a really
great event and it would be much fun for your son, but sometimes things
do not work out.
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
DDC-Training, GW Dist. Nat Capital Area Council mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City