Donato, Bruce (BDONATO@LIFETECH.COM)
Mon, 9 Sep 1996 07:53:00 PDT
I have 2 boys in my troop who have the potential (and desire) to become
young eagles. One can do it at 12 years and 2 months and the other at 12
years and 7 months. One is also my son.
These boys are driving the parents to meet this goal and not the other way
When the boys discuss their goal of being young scouts with adults, many
reactions are that they are too young.
I have read many comments about the benefit of young scouts on Scouts-L and
can see the same thing in these boys.
My questions for my fellow Scouters out there are:
What advice can you give me and these boys to deal with the "your too young"
What are and where do I get the exact guidelines that a BOR should go by
when the time comes?
Is there something that I can do to assure that the BOR is fair and does not
hold age against these boys.
NOTE TO: Ed and Carole McLaughlin Provo Utah
Please email me your address because I would like to discuss your sons
accomplishments more in detail.
SM Troop 472
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City