scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: What do you expect from an Eagle?
John J. Fox (v-jfox@MEDIAONE.NET
Sun May 07 2000 - 23:30:40 CDT
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> Behalf Of Neil Lupton
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> Subject: Re: What do you expect from an Eagle?
> In a message dated 5/7/00 2:54:33 AM, Barry_C_Runnels@MMACMAIL.JCCBI.GOV
> What I need from this wise and experience group is in as few words as
possible, other than for resumes and college transcripts, tell me what you
expect from an> Eagle? And what you expect from the Eagle that you might
expect from all the other Scouts? I want to give my Scouts some responses
outside of Troop. I
think it's important that our youth understand that actions do speak louder
> While it may appear I am a little down, I am not. One of our Scouts is now
> OA Chapter Chief with several others on his staff.
While those points mentioned (college transcripts, resume) are important,
the efforts undertaken on the trail to eagle are important also. While most
try to rush to the top, the pleasure of stopping, looking over the work
done, smelling the roses of success and the occasional skunkweed of
disappointments or failure both ensure one learns from the trip.
One outside resource you might wish the boys to contact for a reality check
is any of the arm Forces branch recruiters. By earning their eagle, and
showing they managed (note not did) an eagle project, they used those skills
called leadership and dedicated themselves to helping others.
I was a 4 year enlistee in the AF, so my promotion followed the normal time
line. Another fellow I knew enlisted for 6 years, and got a grade promotion
right of basic, in return for those extra two years. Depending upon the
branch of the service, an eagle will get 1 - 2 grade promotion WITHOUT
having to commit to an additional two years.
You mentioned college, so you also have scholarships available. If the
scout is not in the top 10 % of his class, that eagle listed on his
application may tip the scales on his getting the scholarship.
Hope these thoughs help.
John J. Fox , ASM
East Derry, N.H.