Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: New Eagle
Mon, 19 Apr 1999 09:43:21 -0400
Stan and Scouters,
Sorry not to have replied immediately, but I was off backpacking with the
troop this weekend. At any rate, you may not have noticed that my
announcement specifically stated that the alley had not been washed down or
painted since it's installation in November 1970. Routine labor is not
something that is performed every 28 years. The church maintenance man is a
retired gentlemen and is not expected to carry out such projects. They
subcontract the lawncare to the son of a church member, and do very few
large maintenance projects unless they can get a good price from a member as
they do not have unlimited funds. Repainting this alley, even at minimum
wage, would have cost them almost $1,000--and we all know that professional
painters do not make minimum wage.
Before this project was begun, it was approved by the Guyasuta District
Advancement Chairman and the District Chairman, who also happens to be on
the Greater Pittsburgh Council Board of Directors. I don't think they would
have made an oversight in approving this project.
By the way, Ed the church maintenance man, was inspired by our paint job to
repaint the benches and railings so that they looked as good as the walls
Carol McFadden, ASM T194 Allison Park, PA
On Thu, 15 Apr 1999, McFadden, Carol wrote:
> Anthony M. Kambic, Troop 194 of Allison Park, PA passed his Eagle BoR last
For his project he supervised 20 younger Scouts in scrubbing and
> repainting the duckpin bowling alley at Glenshaw Presbyterian Church.
I am sorry but I have to ask... how is this not "routine labor" as per
the description on projects which "should not be considered" in the1999
Boy Scouts REQUIREMENTS book?
We in our concil turn down projects of this type. I am not saying it
would not be a good troop service project to help the church...l but it
does not raise to the level of an "Eagle Project".