Bob Rosebrough (rosebro@GGPL.ARSUSDA.GOV)
Thu, 14 Mar 1996 07:44:44 -0500
David Burgart writes concerning the policies of the the Life to Eagle process an
his District's interpretation. Where does this guy/gal get off with some of thi
1. The semi-annual meeting with all candidates is a great idea for all
concerned. However, do to vagaries of kids, not all candidates can meet these
kind of schedules - remember they are still kids. It sounds like he/she only
wants to deal with kids on his schedule.
2. My son met with our district advancement person prior to initiating his
project and found the meeting to be a very positive experience. Norm Weissert i
truly a gentleman of the old school and remembered Bobby's hobbies 8 mos later
when he sat in on the BOR for Eagle. I wish everyone on this list could meet
Norm and have him on your BOR's.
3. National only requires the Eagle Workbook as a write-up (per conversatio
with John Dalrymple at National). Dave, you didn't mention what the writeup for
you son entailed. The Eagle Workbook is in the Scouts-L files and this may aid
preparation if you have this capability. In any case, adolescent writing tends
to be a bit sloppy so there could be a point here.
4. This 100 hours bit keeps popping up all over the place with no
justification. There will be many postings concerning this.
5. Time factor of one year. I might disagree with you a bit on this Mike.
If the boy is not chronologically challenged (17.9 yrs.). let him have as much
time as he needs. Again, using my son as an example (don't we all). let me
explain. Bobby took almost 10 mos. from his presentation to the committee to hi
BOR. Of course, he presented at 14.5 yr.. of age and met the BOR a little past
15. This period of time saw a great deal of change in maturity and polish, due
partially to the time frame he had. Overall, the process was extremely positive
For this reason, I would also encourage kids to consider the Eagle process
between 14 and 15 to maximize the learning process.
6. Who to gripe to. Try the usual chain of command through district to the
DE. Also, get a few digs in through your COR. Don't' hesitate to use National
when all else fails.
7. Try to get rid of this character as he/she does not have the kids' best
interests in mind.
ASM Troop 601
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