Angry Life Scout
Joseph Alessi (JosephAlessi@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Tue, 25 Feb 1997 09:50:50 -0500
There has been a lot of good advice and information posted on this
situation. I would only like to add a few things. First, while I agree
that the rules do not require that the active leadership position be for
the last six months, I do think that it is ok to require a consecutive six
month period. In other words, a scout shouldn't be able to pick January of
94, October of 94, March and April of 95, etc. to meet the requirement.
Second, in addition to getting other Eagles and the district
advancement/commissioner staff involved, I might think about asking one of
the ASM's to work directly with the scout. I think that the idea of
sitting down and spelling out the specific goals (i.e., attending each
meeting, alerting each PLC member to a meeting at least x days in advance,
etc.) is a good one. The ASM should meet with the boy on a weekly basis,
with the scout giving himself a "report card" on how well he is doing.
Save the report cards, and you'll have a good record to make an overall
Third, as the scout if there is a different leadership position that would
suit him better. I've seen troops where you must be SPL to qualify for
Eagle - this is not in keeping with national policy.
Fourth, do what you think is right. It is true that, given the facts as
presented, this scout would almost certainly win an appeal. There are many
reasons why this is so. Don't take it personally if this happens. You
should follow the national guidelines, but if you feel that the
requirements have not been met, don't sign off.
Joseph A. Alessi in Ozwin 2.12.1
At 09:43 EST on 25-Feb-97
ASM Troop 313
District Advancement Chair
Scoutmaster, Jamboree Troop 530
I used to be an Owl
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