scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: Eagle: CO
Bob Amick (amick@SPOT.COLORADO.EDU
Tue Apr 04 2000 - 09:55:10 CDT
You are correct. The candidate can certainly do a project
that benefits the chartering organization. Our Eagle Scout
candidates have done this for years. There is a prohibition
on projects that would directly benefit the troop but
certainly not the chartering organization.
I would suggest that you ask your council advancement chair
to show you the printed reference which prohibits any Eagle Scout
Project from benefitting the chartering organization. I
would be quite surprised if he/she were able to find such
a reference. Any language concerning that should be in the
BSA Advancement guide, current printing.
Bob Amick, Advisor Venturing Crew/Sea Scout Ship 72, Boulder, CO
Longs Peak Council Venturing/Exploring Committee
At 09:15 AM 4/4/00 -0600, you wrote:
>I need a reference, if it exists, to help resolve a developing conflict.
>Here's the situation:
>We have a scout (Life, nearly 17 years old) considering an Eagle project to
>benefit his church, involving repair of a garage used to store power
>equipment, tools, paint, etc. However, this church is also the chartering
>organization for his troop, and the advancement chair for the council has
>said that BSA regulations prohibit an Eagle project from benefiting the CO.
>The district executive has apparently (sorry, but I am abviously getting a
>lot of this second-hand) said he knows of no such regulation. We have
>searched through the BSA website, but so far have found no reference to
>Eagle projects and chartering organizations one way or the other.
>Can anyone help me out here with a lead to regulations, BSA guidelines, etc.
>which will help resolve this - one way or the other?
>Troop 6 and Pack 6