Re: Mercenary Eagles
Jonah Triebwasser (jonaht@JUNO.COM)
Sat, 7 Jun 1997 16:42:45 EDT
Michael - you sure have some real good problems for the list today. One
of my lazier Scouts announced to me that his father promised him a car at
16 if he became an Eagle and therefore he wanted to take every MB for
which I was a counselor. I told him that I was always available to any
Scout for MB work no matter what the reason. So far, he hasn't stared
work on any.
My own son's only request for when he becomes an Eagle is that he wants
his own Campaign Hat so that he can look cool when he is a Jr ASM.
This is not an ideal world. If a boy is motivated to become an Eagle
because of a promise of a car, or because they have learned that "it
looks for college" we should not interfere with the process as long as
the Scout meets all of the requirements, including Scout spirit.
YiS, Jonah Triebwasser, Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 128
Boy Scouts of America Rhinebeck, New York, US of A
I used to be an Eagle; NEII-83
Troop Home page: http://www1.mhv.net/~jbrowne/troop128.htm
On Sat, 7 Jun 1997 06:42:20 -0400 "Michael F. Bowman"
the parents wanted very
>badly for him to finish Eagle, but would not make him earn it - he had
>decide for himself. They asked what was holding him back. He told
>he was lacking motivation. Apparently they asked him what would
>him to finish and he told them that a laptop computer would probably
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City