Re: Web Page for an Eagle project?
Kim Hannemann (Khannemann@WORLDBANK.ORG)
Tue, 8 Sep 1998 15:30:24 -0400
Auntie Beans (Wendie Howland <WAHowland@AOL.COM>) writes,
"I'm curious: can you tell us how this project accomplished the requirement
leadership? How did this young man lead others in the completion of a web
page? How many folks were involved, and what did they do?"
As the father of a Scout who apparently did one of the first Web Site eagle
projects, let me suggest you look at
Kids Learn About Diabetes.
While Brendan found that the most difficult thing to justify to project
reviewers was the "show leadership" part of the requirement, since the
project was atypical, he overcame that hurdle by showing how he would
delegate research and writing topics, then put them together and edit them
to improve readability across the site. In the early stages, he led
discussions amongst the scouts and others involved on how to design the
site, etc., and testing was also assigned to others. There were about 15
people actively involved in design, research, editing, testing and medical
review. Even his younger brother (research/writer) and sister (site usage
tester) got in the act - they both have diabetes.
Another Scout in our area is leading a team to design a web site for his
church as an Eagle project. There are several aspects involving both
content development and site design and usage where I can easily see the
capacity for leadership that he will have to display.
Like any other potential Eagle project, such as a trail or a bridge, a Web
site can be developed by a team or built by a single individual. To
actually become an Eagle project, however, it has to reflect leadership by
the candidate, and only a project that has leadership opportunities built
in to its design and execution will do that, regardless of its nature.
Troop/Crew 1140, Springfield, VA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City