Re: angry eagle wanna-be
Robert Gerhard (ZonieCat@AOL.COM)
Mon, 24 Feb 1997 11:06:34 -0500
It seems to me the young man in question is learning first hand about
priorities and how they affect one's life. From what you've told us, it's
obvious that his Scouting career is not his first priority, and hasn't been
for quite some time. I would sit down with him and explain this to him.
Making Eagle is not something to be taken lightly; it requires a serious
commitment and should receive top priority. Perhaps you could equate it with
your position as Scoutmaster. Would you still be SM if you gave the same
priority to your duties as he is to his Eagle requirements? No.
Be supportive; let him know you understand about the demands on his time.
But be firm. Make sure he knows that by not fulfilling his leadership
commitments not only does he suffer (in not advancing) but so does the entire
troop (from an ineffective SPL). An Eagle would never put himself in that
Best of luck. It's a sticky situation and one that I'm glad I don't have to
Bear DL, Pack 83
Ft. Worth, TX
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City