Re: Life to Eagle requirements, is this fair?
Daniel W Brown (dabrown2@VT.EDU)
Wed, 13 Mar 1996 11:21:43 +0500
> My first question is: During the meeting he stated that if the boy's
> name was not on the attendance sheet for that night, he would not even
> look at the Life to Eagle Packet (much less sign it) because the
> meeting was a requirement. Can he do that? Do other districts do
> that? Isn't that an additional requirement that he is putting on the
No he can not but this kind of thing does happen because scouts and leaders
stand for it.
> The next part of the meeting I had no problems with, he simply
> reviewed the Life to Eagle Packet and the Eagle Scout Rank
That part is a really good idea
> Then he said there were 6 more things that he required and went on to
> specify them:
> 1. The boy could not sent him the Life to Eagle Packet to sign, or
> have a parent or SM drop if off. Rather the boy had to come in person
> and do a oral presentation of the project--"...sell me on the project,
> make me feel like it is something you really want to do...", he said.
> I could not find anywhere in the requirements that said the boy must
> do a oral presentation of the project, is this a requirement?
> 2. The project must be 100 hours.
> 3. The results of the project must be typed.
> 4. It must be something the boy wants to do very badly, not just
> something that the parents or SM talked him into.
> 5. The boy must involve the other boys in the troop. (I do not have a
> problem with this, but I don't see it in the national requirements.)
> 6. It must be finished in one years time after getting signed off my
He might be able to get away with rule # 3 and possibly rule # 1 if you let him.
Rule number 2, 5, and 6 are clearly violations of national policy.
Unless he reads minds, I don't see how he decides on number 4.
> Who should I complain to?
Contact the District Chairman, District Executive, and Coincil Advancement Chair
in that order. If that does not work, contact the Council Exec.
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