scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: eagle project snafu
Bryan Magnusson (n6lnb@QUICK.NET
Fri Feb 04 2000 - 22:37:22 CST
On Tue, 1 Feb 2000, Joe Wallace wrote:
> One of the scouts in our troop started an
> eagle project, which among other things involved spreading gravel over
> "most" of a trail on a campus....When the scout asked for
> his letter from the sponsor. He received a two page
> letter listing the deficiencies of the work done.
> any suggestions ?
This happpened to a scout I know several years ago. He was
a few months past his 14th birthday, and his Eagle project
involved 1.5 miles of steep trailwork on a heavily used
trail. The responsible party had a problem with the
way the Scout had written it up, which his parents and the
troop leaders thought was fine. The boy however was quite
discouraged and it took several years of encouragement for
him to finish his last Eagle requirements.
What solved the problem was what should have been used
MUCH earlier: the involvement of the District. The
Eagle chairman talked to troop leaders and people who helped
on the project, and looked at the write-up himself. The fact
that some rotten-apple wouldn't write a thank-you after a
GREAT project was NOT allowed to hold this boy back.
Best of Luck,
Bryan Magnusson, MS, EMT, N6LNB
SM - T488 - Orange County CA Council - #39
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