Re: Eagle Recommendation Letters
Murphy Peter (MurphyP@TCE.COM)
Mon, 22 Jun 1998 13:25:00 -0500
congrats on getting the work done.
I believe the only REQUIREMENT is that the names go on the application.
Though it is probably up to each Council if they want to do the
or have the Scout request letters be sent to the council.
A teacher in high school once told me never to ask for a letter of
recommendation. Instead, always ask if they are willing to write a
GOOD letter of recommendation. As a fair and honest person, I will
always be willing to write a letter of recommendation and I will be
fair and honest in my comments which may not be what the person
wants or expects.
It's also a good idea to warn people that they are being used as a
reference. I was once called on the phone to give a recommendation.
I was unprepared and caught off guard. I'm afraid I did not give as good
of a recommendation as I wanted and the person did not get the job. :-(
Peter M. Murphy :: firstname.lastname@example.org
SM T125, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church
Carmel, Indiana :: Del-Mi District, Crossroads of America Council
Life is short, pray hard.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City