Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: My First Try at Processing an Eagle Project.......H E L P
Re: My First Try at Processing an Eagle Project.......H E L P
Paul S. Wolf
Fri, 23 Apr 1999 12:07:07 -0400
>>> 3. He rarely attends Troop meetings and participates in no
>>> campouts. He has many outside sports activities.
>> If he is a registered member of the troop, he meets the requirement,
>> no matter how many meetings and events he misses.
Jim Peterson wrote:
> Listen, I know that we may disagree on occasion but how in the world
> can you reconcile the statement above with:
> 1. Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 6 months as a Life
Very Simple. BSA has defined "Active in your troop and patrol" as
maintaining membership in BSA. It has been consistent EVERY time the
issue has come up that NO ONE may define criteria for that requirement
other than membership.
> And how can this scout possibly be displaying scout spirit. It would
> never, and I mean never be signed off in any troop in our district!
The Scout Spirit requirement is "Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the
Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
The application form says "Demonstrate that you live by the principles
of the scout Oath and Law in your daily life. List the names of
individuals who know you personally and would be willing to provide a
recommendation on your behalf."
Again, those requirements do NOT say "attend 60% of your troop's
meetings, go on campouts, etc." The Scout Spirit requirement is
specifically referenced to "living the scout Oath and Law in your daily
life". A Scout that steals, skips school, etc. can be failed on that
requirement. One that misses Troop meetings and campouts cannot."
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Traffic Engineer, Cuyahoga County Engineer's Office - Cleveland, Ohio
Past President, Great Lakes Region, Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs
Winding Rivers Dist. Advancement Comm., Greater Cleveland Council, BSA
Advancement Webmaster, US Scouting Service Project (www.usscouts.org)