Re: Eagle Project
Alan Houser (troop24@EMF.NET)
Thu, 5 Oct 1995 23:10:21 -0700
Kevin S Woods <kswoods@CHRISTA.UNH.EDU> wrote:
>It appears that this was much more than most of us
>envisioned and he is concerned about finishing the painting before temperatures
>and weather prohibit him from doing so.
>He is concerned that if he does not absolutely finish the painting, he
>will have to wait till spring to earn his Eagle. (He has all other
>requirements completed). He has the materials donated and the funds. He
>has had mucho problems getting PEOPLE. In particular adults who can work
>Does anyone know what the rules behind this scenario might be. Must he
>wait till it is 100% completed before putting in for his board of review?
The Eagle project is a test of leadership abilities, not just a service
project to the community. I have heard of projects which did not get
completed but for which the candidate demonstrated the leadership required.
That they did not get completed was beyond the responsibility of the Scout
and his planning (in other words, out of his control) -- such as a project
which grows too big to be completed according the the original plan
approved by the Eagle Board. In the cases I have heard about, the
candidates received their Eagles. In short, the planning of the project
and the leadership that goes into it are more important to the Board than
the successful completion of the project.
>Another thought.....if he has the funds available...would it be ethical
>for him to contract a professional painter to complete the job during the
>week (he and others being in school and work).
This I would have more of a problem with. It seems to me to fall outside
the scope of the Eagle project. I believe I recall reading that any
fundraising for the project should be limited to that necessary for
obtaining materials, not for hiring someone to complete it. Similarly,
how does he "lead" a professional?
Alan R. Houser ** Scoutmaster, Berkeley Troop 24 ** email@example.com
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