Re: Life to Eagle requirements, is this fair?
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Thu, 14 Mar 1996 10:44:11 -0600
Mike Montoya has a good point:
I answered the questions in part by saying:
>>This is a good idea in principle...
>>I don't have a problem with this, although it's nowhere in the
>So what is it? No more, no less; or it's OK because that's what >WE do?
It is nowhere in the official process, therefore, it is wrong to
REQUIRE this. However, as several have wrote here, including me,
we don't have a BIG program with having the kid to orally explain
to the Eagle Project approver what EXACTLY is his project is going
to entail and how he wants to go about it. I think that we do such
presentations whenever we ask the Scout "Hi! What do you want to do"? It
isn't formalized, with a Scout having to stand
and face the committeemember and tick off from some prepared stanza what he
wants to do.
If he's REQUIRING Scouts to stand, face him and explain what it is the Scout
is going to do, it's wrong. If he's merely ASKING the Scout to "explain in
your own words --don't look at the papers--
TELL ME PLEASE what is it you want to do for your service project"
then I don't see it as an addition to the process. I do see it as the first
step of forging a relationship between the Eagle Project
approver and the Scout, which SHOULD be going on and not some sort
of generic "assembly line".
That's okay, Mike, about "pointing to me" in particular...I've been reading
the responses too, and I agree with you that either the entire process is
wrong or correct. The entire process is
wrong, if he REQUIRES it. The entire process can be corrected and
be a positive part of the requirements if he ASKS or RECOMMENDS that those
steps be taken.
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