scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Family Life MB
Sun Mar 12 2000 - 12:03:20 CST
1. What sorts of projects are typical, i.e. what is the intended scope?
2. Can two or more Scouts from the same family work together on the
same project, or must the project, like an Eagle project, be an
Projects I have seen in my tenure as Family Life MB counselor include:
painting the bathroom, finishing up a long-delayed linen closet, planting a
patch of small evergreens to be used as family Christmas trees in the future,
preparing the family vegetable garden patch, splitting the winter's worth of
wood & stacking it in the woodshed, replacing a broken slider, doing a home
fire safety inspection & replacing smoke detector batteries & cleaning the
dryer lint out of the vents, rounding up all the family pets (there were a
lot of them) and getting them to the vet for immunizations & health exams,
neatening & bundling a year's worth of newspapers to take to the recycler.
I think the purpose of the req's is, like so many other aspects of Scouting
advancement, to build skills and help prepare for doing bigger things to
come, like an Eagle service project. The Scout should plan and direct one
project in the family, and also has to participate in a family project. So if
there are 2 scouts in a family, each can HEAD a project, and each can ASSIST
on his brother's project.
SA T47 Sandwich MA
Cape Cod & Islands Council
Abake MiSaNaKi Lodge #393
NSJ 1997 Nat'l Health & Safety and going in 01!
I useta be an Eagle...