scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: A different version of the question.
Tue Feb 29 2000 - 20:42:14 CST
Neil Lupton wrote:
> In some ways, we may be victims of our own success and our own publicity. We
> have made so much of the Eagle award that anything less than the Eagle is
> considered a failure. It may be that "we have met the enemy and they is us."
FWIW, I think it's a result of the same faulty logic that
Those who make 1st Class in the first year tend to stay in
We'll push everyone to make 1st Class the first year and
everyone will stay in Scouting.
In the Eagle case, it goes something like:
Eagles have been shown to possess certain positive
Achieve Eagle and you too will come into possession of these
*LOTS* of parents demand more for their kids than their kids
want for themselves. Go with the program for 'X' years and
you're *entitled* to a "valuable prize." AOL seems to have
become not much more than a reward for attendance. Hate to
see that happen with Eagle.
My opinion and I could be wrong because if I had the
answers, I wouldn't worry about the problem. Would I? :-)