scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: New Eagle
Jack Cudney (jecudney@USWEST.NET
Fri Mar 24 2000 - 13:04:48 CST
I have to echo your comments, Jim. I remember back to when I put in a lot of
hard work towards Eagle. Scouting was my life back then. It still occupies
my life to a large extent today. I reached the rank of Eagle 40 years ago,
at the age of 13. I remain in scouting, as Director of Aquatics for the
Denver Area Council. I earned each and every merit badge. I spent three to
four weeks at summer camp working on merit badges. What did I learn ? To set
a goal and work for it. I also learned that it is OK to fail once in a
while. Because I was always a little larger than most, I had trouble with
Physical Fitness MB. My Jr High baseball coach worked with me to get in
shape. He wouldn't let me slide at all. Because I had to prove myself on the
diamond as well as in a Scout uniform, I couldn't fail.
>From your comments, the scout earned it. Let him enjoy it and let's stop
judging him unfairly
Nuff Said !!
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From: Scouts-L Youth Group List [mailto:Scouts-L@listserv.tcu.edu]On Behalf
Of Jim McMaster
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2000 8:06 AM
Subject: Re: New Eagle
In message <003001bf9521$d92e1ac0$24aafdd1@satellite>, Tom Kennedy said:
> Is it that I don't understand the program or are there groups that are
> turning Eagles out pretty young.
As the Scoutmaster of the young Eagle in question, I take offense to the
statement our troop is "turning out" Eagles. He is the second Eagle for our
young troop in four years, although we have three Life Scouts (aged 14-16)
who are getting close.
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