eagle project - health related
Robert Cataldo (rcataldo@MFI.COM)
Fri, 6 Jun 1997 11:37:10 PST
One of the Life Scouts in my troop wanted to do a blood drive. The
existing blood drive in our village ( run by a local church ) is lucky
if it can get 45 pints.
He wanted to expand this to include all churches in the village, get
the volunteer ambulance corp and fire departments involved.
Prior to doing any write up the scout spoke to the District Eagle
Project Coordinator and he said NO to the project. His reasoning was
that a blood drive is a "canned" project, did not benefit the
community and if the scout set a goal of 60 pints and did not achieve
it, his project was a failure.
The scout really wanted to do this. He will be 16 this month so he has
plenty of time. ( He will be a junior in High School next fall, in the
high school drama club and orchestra and will be joining the Volunteer
ambulance corp. I am trying to keep him involved. He has 32 merit
badges - including all the eagle required -, has been ASPL and SPL
while being a Life scout and just needs the project for Eagle!)
I need to help the scout find an alternate project which he wants to
do. He does not want to do any old project for the sake of doing it,
he wants to do a project that is health related.
Does anyone have any suggestions for a project or how to possible
improve the blood drive idea to make it an eagle project?
Troop 55 Irvington, NY
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City