Re: Eagle candidate losing scout spirit.
Mark Wright (wrightmd@ROANOKE.INFI.NET)
Thu, 21 Aug 1997 12:03:42 -0400
Donato, Bruce wrote:
> Hi all, just wanted your opinion on this situation.
> I have a Life scout who has completed virtually all of his
> for eagle except his project. He has served actively for 6 months in
> leadership position (SPL) and did it well. After his term as SPL was
> he stopped being a regular at our meetings and when he does come he is
> disruptive and has not made one meeting without being scolded.
> I don't want to add any requirements to ANY scout and wanted your
> opinion on whether or not scout spirit should be held over his head to
> get him to straighten out? I am also interested in other solutions.
> have spoken with him and his father and he is not really interested in
> coming to the meetings even in a leadership position. IMHO I think
> eagle rank is obtained, he is history.
> Thanks in advance for your advice.
> Bruce Donato
> SM T-472 Rockville, Md. NCAC
> my son calls me "pokey papa"
How old is this boy? What other opportunities does your Troop offer
(High Adventure, etc.?) He sounds bored and burned out.
We had a similar situation. Boy turned 16 and just got disinterested.
His father was Scoutmaster, both father and son OA, son Life, lacked
about one or two merit badges and his project, and he just stopped
coming to meetings. Eventually dropped out.
Not to worry, though, the son leaves next week for the University of
Rochester, Eastman School of Music on a full paid scholarship. And the
father? He's our Troop Committee Treasurer. Scouting *is* a way of
life, but it's not everyone's way.
CC Pack 584
ASM Troop 136
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