Re: Early Eagles
golden cliff (c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU)
Tue, 25 Nov 1997 18:43:45 -0600
I've worked with several Eagles over the years, all varieties, 13 year
olds, and those 17 years and 364 days old.
I don't judge boys by the age they recieve their Eagle. That's not my
job. I work with them the best I can. It is up to each boy to set his
own goals which may or may not include Eagle at whatever age.
National sets the standards for the Eagle Award. The Scout is measured
against those standards at whatever point in time he completes Eagle.
I recognize each boy as a unique individual. I don't try to rate them or
berate them by what others have or haven't done. I celebrate their
accomplishments. Scouting is an opportunity. My job is to encourage them
to make the most of that opportunity.
I don't understand why some should find it their responsibility to become
speed bumps for young Eagles. If a younger Scout wants Eagle at 13, it
is his right. If others feel he's too young, they have a right to their
opinion, but they do not have a right to derail his progress.
YIS, Cliff Golden
Scoutmaster Troop 33; DeKalb, Illinois
Three Fires Council BSA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City