Re: Troop Committee Approval of Eagle Project - questions
Peter K Kennon (lego@VISI.COM)
Sat, 22 Nov 1997 11:17:10 -0600
In our troop we run it the same way, with a presentation to the troop
committee. We also have each member present give suggestions, but unless
there is a safety concern, MAJOR procedural concern, or it does not
follow the Eagle scout project guidelines we do not make him re-present.
The in-depth analysis is for the district/council to do (they have to
sign also). And, remember the group he is doing it for has to sign also.
What our committee really looks for is:
A. Does the troop have the man power to complete the project according
B. What are the emergency plans?
C. How dose he plan to keep his workers happy?
D. Does anyone in the troop have skills in that are to help out?
E. How can the troop support him?
Remember, up to this point the scout has done a lot of work. He has
found a project, he has contacted a person about that project, and has
has, most likely, spent many hours planing and re-planing the project.
Also, if the troop committee makes to project off schedule, the group he
is doing it for many never sponsor an Eagle project again.
Also, One of the way he learns about leadership and whatever he is doing
is by making mistakes. If he goes in there with a perfect procedure, he
won't make any mistakes, and thus won't learn....Do make sure he won't
make any dangerous or costly mistakes.
Peter K Kennon
ICQ: 606143 firstname.lastname@example.org
Eagle Class of 1997 - Tomahawk Scout Res. Staff 1997, 1998
Eagan Fire Explorer - Council JLTC Staff 1996, 1997, 1998
"If it takes courage to stand up and speak, it takes even more to sit
down and listen."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City