Inactive Life Scout
Robert Sheneman (rsheneman@PPPL.GOV)
Thu, 14 Dec 1995 14:19:20 -0500
>From Paul H. Brown:
> Probably fewer Eagles at age15, 16, 17. Why?
> Boy leadership of the troop should extend this time into the middle
>adolescent years, but it is my experience that
> relatively few troops offer meaningful leadership opportunities to the
>scouts. A Venture or Varsity team may
> offer some change, but the scout may still have that "been there, done
>that" feeling by age 14.
Paul (and others),
From my experience, this is one place where the Order of the Arrow can have
a positive impact. It's usually a new and somewhat interesting
leadership/service/friendship opportunity. Ideally, it should compliment
the Scout's participation in his home troop. I also became involved in
staffing Junior Leader Training courses in this time window (through my OA
brothers and advisor)...that lead to a whole new set of challenges and
exposure to anothr group of Scouters. It also fits quite nicely into the
belief that older SCouts have an obligation to repay Scouting for what they
My thoughts...any others?
Rob Sheneman - Flemington, NJ - Eagle '81
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