Re: Last Minute Eagles
Larry Jones (lwjones@GULFTEL.COM)
Sat, 6 Jun 1998 17:37:47 -0500
At 07:08 PM 6/3/98 -0700, you wrote:
>1. OA must never interfere with a scouts duty to his troop.
In my son's case, with the way the SM did him, if it weren't
for OA, BSA would have totally this boy from the program. As
it is, he is a part of the Order of the Arrow at
the Lodge, Section and National level.
>2. A scout is expected to LEAD in a leadership position. Not just have
>a position. The key word is: LEADERSHIP in Leadership Position.
You aren't seeing the point that all this discussion has been about
for the last 2-3 weeks. You need to re-read the requirement for
advancement. LEADERSHIP has nothing to do with any of them (until
the Eagle project) POSITION OF RESPONSIBILTY is the KEY.
you know he, as a 12 year old scout was turned down twice for 1st Class
because the SM and #1 SA (yes, not following the rules) said he wasn't
mature enough. You know, 4 1/2 years later I'm still looking for that
It just seems to me that too many people try to add too much extra to
what is required.
I am sorry to say that after the complete Cub Scout program, that was
available in the 60's, I quit after less than a month in Boy Scouts. So
I really can't do as so many others, and relate to how it was back in
the good ole day's. I do know that there is a whole lot more to keep my
kids busy now, than there was 25-30 years ago for me.
Sorry if I hurt anyone ego, but we have a lot of good people on ALL of our
National Committee and in Irving, that work very hard to set the standards.
LETS USE THEM!
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