scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: "no wings, no wheels"
Bob Lazell (rlazell@QED.NET
Mon Feb 14 2000 - 13:10:05 CST
> but I guess in the final view, he is responsible for what he does. and as
> much is it is a dissappointment to me, he is the one who will really have
> to bear the long term consequences of not earning his Eagle.
It seems to me that the only consequence is his father's disappointment.
One of the things that makes the rank of Eagle (or any goal in Scouting)
special is that no boy is, or should be, forced to attain it. This boy is
making his own choice and, like it or not, that choice is as valid as
choosing to pursue his Eagle. I tell my boys that however proud I will be
of their attaining the rank of Eagle, it is their choice and I will honor
and respect whatever they choose to do.
Sometimes the harder path is to choose what one wants to do rather than what
others, however much they are loved and respected , want you to do, it takes
"To roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and
that has made all the difference"
SM Troop 127
Valley Cottage, NY