Re: Question and Intro
Amick Robert (amick@SPOT.COLORADO.EDU)
Wed, 26 Feb 1997 18:01:42 -0700
First of all congratulations on reaching your goal. This will probably be
one of the foremost memories of your life. Your Eagle Board should
similarly be an affirmation of all you have achieved and a celebration of
your Scouting career. It is your opportunity to express your feelings and
impressions about many subjects. The style of an Eagle Board typically is
for members to ask open-ended questions; there are no "right or wrong"
answers. Typical topics may include questions about what you learned from
managing your project about leadership, dealing with adversity and
unforseen problems, managing people, leadership styles, logistics, etc.
Other questions may include what merit badges you enjoyed the most; which
ones were most difficult for you; which ones may have had an impact on
your future career interests or hobbies. Similarly, you may be asked about
the "mountain top" experiences of your Scouting career such as high
adventures, jamborees, summer camps, or whatever was really memorable for
you. If a particular leader had a major influence on your life, so too,
you may wish to talk about that impact and benefit.
Still other questions may relate to world and national events and problems
of society and what impacts these may have on the youth of today. There
are a whole variety of questions that members of the board may ask you
about, and it is your moment to "shine" and really say what is important
to you and what Scouting has done for you, and perhaps what it has not.
It is always good to give a constructive critique if you feel that things
might be done differently to improve the program; what better
source of information than an Eagle candidate who has been through the
program and can offer ideas to make it better for those who follow.
I can still remember my Eagle Board as vividly as if it were yesterday,
(but it has in fact been quite a few yesterdays since then). Carpe Diem
and enjoy your moment of triumph and success. You have earned it and you
certainly can share your jubilance with the Board, and most of all, when
you can, give the benefits of your knowledge and experience back to those
who follow you on the Trail to Eagle; this is the greatest service that
any Eagle can provide and will give you the greatest satisfaction of your
Sincere Congratulations and best wishes always,
Bob Amick, Explorer Advisor, High Adventure Explorer Post 72, Boulder, CO
On Wed, 26 Feb 1997, Jonathan R. Holman wrote:
> Hello everyone out there,
> First off, my name is Jonathan Holman and a member of Troop 32 in State
> College, PA. Some of you might remember me from about a year or so ago as I
> was on the list, but had to take myself off due to account chaos in my high
> school :) Currently I am a Life Scout with an Eagle Board of Review
> scheduled for this coming Monday. Which leads me into my next question...
> Any advice? :) I've already been through a Scoutmasters Conference, but I'm
> wondering what I am getting myself into here. Now, I am very excited to do
> this, and I really want to finally receive this badge (It's going on two
> years now :) Any words of wisdom from the Scouts-L people out there?
> Thanks for any help you can give me.
> (' o-o ')
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> Jonathan R. Holman State College, PA
> State College Area High School Class of '98
> email: firstname.lastname@example.org
> WWW: http://www1.scasd.k12.pa.us/students/holman/
> oooO ( )
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