Re: Why an Eagle?
Earl Needham, KD5XB, in Clcovis, NM (needhame@3LEFTIES.COM)
Sat, 9 Mar 1996 14:16:00 PST
At 08:40 PM 3/8/96 -0500, Mike wrote:
> Well, I have to give a speach at our Troop's banquet with the
> working title of "Why [aim for] Eagle?". I've been scratching my head
> over an approach: the audience is Tenderfoot and Second Class. I
> don't want to use "because it will look good on a resume <G>" or
> "People will think highly of you". I need something that will inspire
> them to want to aspire to the rank.
> Can anyone suggest some points to make?
Talk about great Americans and the way they lived and are living
their lives. Talk about the Hero of Mafeking and how he transferred his
life into a group of boys in London.
Talk about the Boy Scouts in the Phillipines at the start of World
War II and how they were Trustworthy enought to be used as runners.
Talk about the old cliche of Scouts helping an old lady cross the
street and why this is actually still a valid action today.
Talk about finding the positive things in life and being Cheerful
because of finding them.
Talk about the founders of this country being Thrifty and how this
nation was the richest country on Earth because of it.
If you were a Scout as a youth, talk about how it has affected your
You mean you've jumped...ROUNDS??!! (Overheard at the Clovis, NM
(Of course, silly! Hasn't everyone?)
Member Bonus Days Club since 1980 Ok, the above means PARACHUTES.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City