Re: Eagle BOR Appearance
Joseph Alessi (JosephAlessi@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Tue, 25 Nov 1997 08:58:16 -0500
Linda Heinz asks:
>> What should happen if
a Scout shows up for his Eagle Board of Review and his uniform does =
the expectations of the Review Board -- such as baggy pants, no =
sash, wrinkles in the shirt or some other problem. <<
Assuming that the baggy pants are scout pants, I would not send the =
In my district, we cover this twice - once as part of our yearly "life to=
Eagle" seminar, and once in a handout that is given to the scout by the =
district Eagle Project Coordinator (a member of the district advancement =
committee) when the scout's proposed project is reviewed and approved.
I would, however, bring up his appearance during the review - =
Perhaps something like "I notice that your uniform is pretty =
wrinkled and dirty. Can you tell us what wearing the uniform means =
to you? Are you proud of it? When do you wear it?"
I might then ask about follow through and commitment. "Do you =
think it's ok to do as little as you can to get by, or should you =
always try to do your best? Do you think that you have done your =
best in how you represent scouting in your uniform?"
His answers might be illuminating, and might reveal a reason for his appe=
arance that justifies it.
Joseph A. Alessi in Ozwin 2.14
District Advancement Chair, Lafayette District
ASM Troop 313
Advisor to the Treasurer, Unami Lodge
I used to be an Owl
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