Eagle Scout / Project Thoughts
David F. Delman (Delman01@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Sun, 12 Jul 1998 14:01:17 -0400
<<11 Jul 1998 19:54:07 Anthony G Robinson <agr10@JUNO.COM>>
Congratulations on the effort and time =
YOU, your family, troop, chartering org
scout camp staff, etc have spent getting =
to this point. =
Your note shows you certainly do believe =
in Being Prepared.
Every place, troop, and Council is unique
so keep your ears open for difficulties
in your neck of the Eagle Path Woods.
Keep track of people hours.
The more participants the better.
The more people YOU lead the better.
Make sure the Council Advancement Committee
approves your project WELL before starting.
Some council's get tired of repeats or =
certain type projects, some don't, and some =
just peculiar. You should be getting help =
with this from a Troop Adult, often an
Eagle Advisor, yet make sure yourself. Some =
of the Council Advancement Chairpersons offer
their phone numbers so give them a call in =
parallel to the Troop Adult's efforts.
Make sure your Troop Leadership agrees that
this is the LAST item left on your Path =
to Eagle. Some troops help a life scout
do a Project and still turn him down for
various reasons including Scout Spirit.
Check with the SM, CC, one key ASM and
the Committee Advancement person for
a Personal "Thumbs Up"
Enjoy your Project making it big enough
in scope yet not so Big that it seems
a Mountain. A Project that you, scouts
and other young people can perform the =
majority of the work is the best project.
Keep copies of everything. Councils and
Troops lose the Paperwork TOO often
and it is the Eagle Candidate who most
Start Off Knowing that you will be asking
for one to several "Thank You" Letters from =
the Group that your project benefits. Keep =
this "Thank You" letter in mind as YOU =
interact and lead others in relationships =
with this Group.
YiS, IMHO, and may we each attempt to live the SO,SL,SS,SM
Mr Dave (Hawleyton, NY (Baden-Powell Council=
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City