Re: Eagle Scout Leadership
Jim McMaster (mcmaster@SWENG.STORTEK.COM)
Sun, 16 Feb 1997 14:24:14 -0700
In message <199702162056.NAA00977@stortek.stortek.com>, Brian Walter said:
> Dear all,
> This situaton is quickly appoching and I could really use some help....
> When a scout makes Eagle before he is 18 should he be
> eligable for a leadership posistion? In a troop of 21 boys a ES no longer
> bneeds the posistion but others do, should he be excluded form elections so
> other boys can advance? How do y'all do it? What should I do?
> Hope I didn't babble too much.
Hi...Just my personal opinion...I think the scouts should decide.
I am probably biased, though. After being one of those smart, fat kids
everyone loves to hate, I grew up to match my weight and earned Eagle at 16. I
became a lot more popular in my troop, and would have been easily elected SPL
at the next election. That had always been my goal.
My SM pressured me to withdraw my name from nomination, so a 14-year-old Life
Scout who "needed" the position for Eagle could have it. I became a JASM, with
no responsibilities at all, for the next year-plus until I aged out of the
program. The SPL did a good job, but I was hurt then, and still wish the SM had let me have my shot at it.
SM Troop 70
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