Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Struggling Prospective Eagle Scouts
Struggling Prospective Eagle Scouts
Sat, 3 Oct 1998 12:08:04 -0700
I have just realized today after reading some posts on the list; that
there is an area we should be aware of
that I've overlooked before.
Life Scouts that have Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder may really struggle with the decision of what
to do for an Eagle Project. That is because they can be easily
overwhelmed by all of the possibilities. They may require some extra
help from adult leadership in making this decision. By that I mean,
let him still make the decision what to do; but maybe help him weed
out which one really means the most to him or involves something that
means a lot to him. I know, I know, it sounds so basic! My own son
had a problem with a Social Studies report once. He had to write a
report on a major tourist attraction in a foreign country. Any one he
wanted to write about. It took him forever to decide what to write
about. Once I asked where he would most like to visit, he said it was
a piece of cake assignment. He had always wanted to see the Great
Wall of China. His report was excellent and speedily done as soon as
he narrowed his choices down!
It took him three weeks to get to that point though.
Just thought I'd share that idea with you.
District Advancement Chairman
Green River District
Chief Seattle Council
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