Re: Citizenship in the Nation
Neil Lupton (NeilLup@AOL.COM)
Wed, 24 Jun 1998 09:22:56 -0400
In a message dated 6/23/98 12:50:34 PM, kmoye@SUN2177.SPD.DSCCC.COM wrote:
<<For the postoffice, it states a regional postoffice. Is this the same
thing as the postoffice in our town? I looked in the phone book and don't
see any postoffice in the surrounding area (didn't check Dallas) which states
a postoffice is a regional office. Same with courthouses. I didn't see
any that specified they were a federal courthouse.
Please, no flames. I'm just trying to understand the requirement so we
can see what we need to do.
These are very good questions. But I have a question. Why are YOU doing the
phone calling? This is the Scout's job!.
I don't mean this as a flame, but we talk on the list a lot about young
Eagles. Part of the reason I didn't make Eagle at 13 was that I had to do all
the arrangements, do all the phone calling, etc. for every merit badge. We
had very few merit badge classes in our troop. So I got my Eagle later, but I
learned from it.
Please don't deprive your son of this learning experience. He will learn as
much, if not more, from trying to find out about post offices, courthouses,
etc. from making the arrangements as he will from the visits. And if he runs
across a rude civil servant and has trouble doing it. Well, he is learning
somewhat earlier than many about the way life is.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City