scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: an off list Eagle Question.
Susan Best (s.best@SWE.ORG
Sun Nov 21 1999 - 14:58:02 CST
At 04:00 PM 11/20/99 -0500, (MAJ) Mike Walton (settummanque, the
>The basie reason, as explained here before, is that somehow "a donation of
>materials to help out Life Scout Gregory Johns" becomes later "a donation of
>materials to help out the Boy Scouts." Professionals have it hard enough
>just getting by all of the "gatekeepers" in places like home improvement
>warehouses and paint stores....only to be told incorrectly that "We've
>already donated $400 in materials to the Scouts-- I wish you people get your
>act together and talk with each other!" before being shown the exit door.
What this doesn't recognize is that there are local businesses that will
never give to the Council, but will give to a Scout in their local
community, primarily your local mom and pop operation. There are also
local franchises that have a given amount of money or material to donate
locally that are not related to what the overall corporation does. A local
convenience store, which is part of a regional chain, has told us that they
are given an allowance of product to donate to the local community. Any
donations from this local store has no impact on whether the chain provides
donations to the Council. And the Council is going to concentrate on the
chain headquarters, not contact each individual store.
>My recommendation is that if a Life Scout needs materials in order to
>accomphish the task at hand, that the organization or group in which will
>benefit from the Life Scout's leadership/service project take the lead on
>obtaining those materials, with NO CONNECTION to the "Scouts."
Personally, I see obtaining the materials as part of the leadership that a
Scout shows as part of the project.
Troop 296, Troop Committee, Advancement Chair
Cradle of Liberty Council
1999 Silver Stag (JLT) Staff
I used to be an Eagle (NE-IV-89)