scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: eagle scout projects
Mick Cole (MicCCole@AOL.COM
Mon Mar 27 2000 - 21:04:30 CST
In a message dated 3/27/2000 7:10:33 PM SA Western Standard Time,
> does anyone have any rules or ideas on Eagle Projects with regard to food
> drives. we really do not like them as an Eagle project but our "Soup
> " do need help. Any Ideas or requirements will help
> Charlie Rauscher
Prior to last Christmas, I shared your dislike of using a food drive as an
Eagle project, but a Life Scout proved me wrong. After consulting with the DE
and District Eagle Advisor, I agreed to go ahead. As it turned out, what I
had envisioned as something "too easy" to provide a good Eagle project
provided the Scout with ample opportunity to demonstrate the required
leadership. He worked with representatives of the sponsoring community
institution and four food kitchens, as well as with members of the troop. As
a result of his leadership in this project, he provided food not only for the
60 baskets requested by the community institution, but had enough extra to
help four food kitchens at a time of critical need.
What I learned, and what I suggest you consider: keep an open mind, and
evaluate a food drive in the same manner as any other proposed Eagle project.
The critical questions are: does the project provide an opportunity to
demonstrate leadership, and is it of sufficient magnitude to represent the
candidate's best possible effort?
Yours in Scouting.
Scoutmaster, Troop 62