Re: Young Eagles
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Tue, 10 Sep 1996 10:23:15 -0400
On Tue, 10 Sep 1996, Michael F. Bowman wrote:
> 2. The requirements do not include any test for "maturity" or an "age"
> requirement. Tenure for leadership is a requirement.
> 3. Boys grow at different speeds and some may seem not to grow at all :-)
This is a PERSONAL opinion (Mine).
Without adding to the stated requirements, I do sometimes question
whether a young Scout, (say 14 or younger?) has actually Demonstrated
LEADERSHIP in planning, carrying out, and documenting his Eagle Project.
And demonstrating Leadership is one of the stated requirements, quite
aside from tenure in a leadership position.
I've heard of Eagle projects where the 13-yr-old was "Leader" on a
project involving several levels of government permits and a work force
consisting of his grandfather's Sunday School classmates. I seriously
question that a 13-yr-old exerted any form of leadership over those men.
Does anyone seriously believe their grandfather would have listened to
them at the age of 13 if GF was told to do something in a manner he did
not feel was best? (Geez, I can't even get GM to quit honin' her knife
on the curb!)
My opinion, not necessarily shared by anyone else in the world.
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