Re: Leader's Eagles
G. John Marmet (GMarmet@AOL.COM)
Fri, 3 Jul 1998 16:48:12 EDT
In a message dated 98-07-03 15:52:40 EDT, you write:
<< What percentage do you observe at your Eagle
Are the boys more inclined because the parents are also interested? Or do
parents register for support because the boys show an inclination? Or
these parents are more likely to "push" the boy. I wonder.
It has always been my observation that the boys who are most successful at
Scouting are those whose parents understand the program best, who are able to
help where help is possible, to encourage where encouragement is a good thing
and to make the time available for the boy to do the things he needs to do to
be successful. These parents are, by and large, Scouters. They need not be.
But Scouters do understand the program and are willing to give their sons the
time and the resources to do the job right. They are not necessarily any more
likely to "push" the boy, in my opinion, than any other parent.
Yours in Scouting,
G. John Marmet, ASM
Dad of 2 Eagles, 1 Life
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City