Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Eagle Projects
Re: Eagle Projects
Settummanque, the blackeagle
Mon, 9 Aug 1999 12:11:21 CDT
Tim Hezel asked:
>Not to open a HUGE can of worms, but does an Eagle Project have to >be
successful to be complete?
An Eagle Scout service project can fall flat on its face and still count.
But what good is that...remember that the project must BENEFIT some other
organization or group....it can benefit them and be completely useless, but
if I was that Scout involved, why would I settle for a project that bit rocks!!
The key is that the Eagle Scout candidate must PLAN, DIRECT, IMPLEMENT and
EVALUATE the service project. There's nothing that says that the project
had to be successful nor something worth repeating in other units. If the
Scout did everything he could to make the project work, and the project
still fell apart, he's completed the requirement. If on the other hand, he
set himself up for failure from the start by not planning, not directing
nor implemeting his own plan....then I wouldn't count it and I would
encourage the Scout to work on the "plan B" service project.
He does HAVE ONE, does he not??
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)
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