Re: Eagle and beyond......
Marie E. Lackore (mlackore@ATHENET.NET)
Thu, 15 Aug 1996 08:23:10 +0000
Our troop is very young (not quite two years old). We just
celebrated our first Eagle two months ago. This Scout is a great
kid, and he did come to Summer Camp with. I don't know what we would
have done without him. He is 14 years old and going into 9th grade
this year. I have made it a point to seek him out and talk with him
on what a wonderful resource and teacher he can be with the younger
Scouts. He also completed JLT this summer, and that has helped him
immensely. Too many troops send their Scouts to JLT too early. He
now has the tools he needs, and if we make him feel that he is
needed, I think we'll keep him for several years!
Ned Jacklin <SCOUTS-L@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU> 14 Aug 96 13:11
> My son expressed to me the other night his wishes to earn all of his
> Eagle Palms! (Much to my surprise, because despite being very active
> and a good outdoorsman, as evidenced on this summer's Philmont trip,
> he hasn't earned an Eagle-required badge in about three years).
> This led us to ponder how many Scouts stay active after earning Eagle.
> Our young troop has had four Eagles, and we've lost all of them to
> jobs, sports, girls, and cars [but I'm not sure in what order these
> should be listed ;-)].
> Our question to all of you is: How many of your Eagle Scouts stay
> active and how many of them go on to earn Palms? We currently have 6
> Scouts working on Eagle (5 Life and one Star) and would really like to
> keep all of them!
> I'll try to summarize and post the responses. Reply privately, if you
> would, so I can post one message instead of the group posting a whole
> bunch of messages. I'd like to help Jon keep it below the limit of
> Ned Jacklin, SM
> Troop 469
> Morris IL USA
Marie E. Lackore
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