scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: off list Eagle Question
David M Lock (kikape@JUNO.COM
Sun Nov 21 1999 - 20:07:39 CST
It didn't seem to me that there was enough info here to respond so
adamantlty "no". I don't think there is anyone on the list who would
question the validity of the time honored tradition of Scouts, Scout
Units and Councils begging for anything; yea ..... everything.
I believe that there is probably more to the situation which has clearly
not been shared with the volunteer who asked this question. I would
suggest there is a local problem either with fund raising, general BS
begging or communication; it is probably a combination of all three.
This could be complicated and the volunteer questioning this so-stated
policy deserved an explanation rather than being left to question the
list. A training opportunity was missed here.
Donations of materials to be used in projects should never be requested
on the boys' behalf to help them with their project.
The donations should be requested for the recipient of the project;
ie; I need material for Smiths Elementary School, I have agreed to
provide the labor to improve the play area..