Re: eagle project - health related
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@VM1.UCC.OKSTATE.EDU)
Fri, 6 Jun 1997 13:29:35 -0500
I would agree with the district advancement chair that "canned" blood
drives are not appropriate eagle projects. I would also suggest that
building a trail or collecting clothing for a local charity or designing
a web page or even a collection of them is also not an appropriate eagle
project. Organizing others to do the blood drive, coordinating the work
of others to build a trail, leading a team to develop web pages for
community organizations fall more into the category of an eagle project
that demonstrates leadership.
When the ARC provides posters, staff and equipment, and all the scout
does is promote it by handing out fliers and sticking up posters, I don't
see the leadership aspect.
If the scout wants to do a blood drive (or anything similar) he needs to
clearly outline how he will demonstrate his leaderhip. How will he lead
rather than just implement? What special skills will he be able to bring
to the project?
I frequently hear that blood drives (and similar events) are categorically
denied because the scout CAN'T demonstrate leadership with such a project.
I think there are ways the scout can demonstrate leadership. He needs to
make these clear to the advancement chair. If he can't, then he will need
to identify an alternate project.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City