Re: Eagle Project - Part 2
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Wed, 26 Nov 1997 15:56:23 -0500
On Tue, 25 Nov 1997, Bruce E. Cobern wrote:
> This is interesting, because item 5 in the Twelve Steps from Life to Eagle,
> on page 17 of the 1997 edition of advancement guidelines says:
> "The council advancement committee or its designee contacts the person
> listed as a reference on the Eagle Scout Rank Application either by letter,
> form, or telephone checklist. The council determines the method or methods
> to be used. . . ."
> Since your committee determines the method to be used to check references,
> and one of the suggested methods is for you to send letters to the
> references which, one would presume, solicited written responses, I can't
> see where John is coming from when he suggests that requiring letters is
> adding to the requirements.
The letters in question are to be _sent by_ the committee, not _solicited
by_ the scout. "Requiring" letters from a scout's references is
something else entirely.
Paul H. Brown, KD4UPD
I used to be an Antelope, WB 82-66
Scout Roundtable Commissioner, Assistant District Commissioner, Pack CC
George Washington District, National Capital Area Council, BSA
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