Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: proceeding with Eagle project prior to project approval
Re: proceeding with Eagle project prior to project approval
Settummanque, the blackeagle
Tue, 10 Aug 1999 15:02:14 CDT
Kent asked us all:
>Need some input. Have a scout who started work on his Eagle project >prior
to final approval because the organization was going to go ahead >with his
idea and give it to another group to do if he did not get it under >way.
How much of a problem is the date of approval versus work being >done?
Can be a big blow up or a minor problem, Kent. Much of it depends on the
person at your Council approving Eagle Scout service projects.
If the person is really hard-nosed and inflexible, then your Scout could end
up doing two Eagle Scout service projects, one approved by him or her and
another unapproved. If the person is flexible, and if you and the
organization that the Scout is providing the service to can offer a piece of
paper that basically says "hey, sorry, but with all concern to your
procedures, we couldn't wait two or three more days or a week to get someone
else to approve this project...we needed it started right away and that's
why we allowed the Scout to do the project" -- the dates could be "played with."
OUR opinion really don't count, Kent...its the opinion of the District or
Council's Advancement Chair or the person signing the approvals for the
Eagle Service projects. Explain it to him or her and ask!!
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)
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