Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Medical related Eagle Project
Re: Medical related Eagle Project
Sun, 7 Feb 1999 20:35:09 -0800
Thanks for calling me on that. I looked in the document to correctly cite
it for you, and noted that the page is the first page of an Orange County
Council, California document.
My humblest apologies to all in Scouts-L for spreading inaccurate
However, the document still presents a good arguement. "They (projects
involving blood/food/clothing drives) are extremely difficult projects to
show leadership in." The document then refers to the fact that clothing
and food drives, for our council, are a part of the Scouting For Food
service project, conflicting with the ban on actvities benefiting scouting
as an organization. Blood drives are also extremely well planned by
organizations, such as the American Red Cross, making it a somewhat canned
project. While projects are not required to be original, this might be
considered not sufficiently original, unless this scout is doing something
Once again, I apologize for the misrepresentation. Like Senator Biden, I
will double check and make sure to site my sources.
Pam Glidden wrote:
> I can't find it in the Life to Eagle Workbook. Could you please
> direct me to the appropriate page?
> Pam Glidden
> District Advancement Chairman
> Chief Seattle Council
> ---Kevin Simpson <west660@PACBELL.NET> wrote:
> Blood drives are one of
> > > the few ideas that are specifically listed as unacceptable in the
> > > Life-to-Eagle Service Project Workbook. It is specifically
> > > as not acceptable because of the lack of opportunity to plan and
> > > leadership to a project because the "leadership" takes only calling
> > > the American Red Cross or similar organizations to do the work, at
> > > worst. At the best, its considered normal maintenance. I'm not
> > > how long this has been listed as such.
> > > Kevin Simpson
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