scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Dad & Eagle Project
Bob and Rusty Taylor (brtaylor@TELEBYTE.NET
Wed May 17 2000 - 19:41:11 CDT
well, the time has arrived for the test. my youngest son is starting to map
out his Eagle Service Project. I have been committee chairman thet last 4
years and thought I already knew about boys doing things for themselves.
not so easy when it's your own son I am finding out :)
the potential project is a rather ambitious one, certainly the biggest one
I have seen in all the units which meet in our building over the last 4
years. it involves a major clean up/restoration of what used to be a
recreation area at our church, but over the last 10 years it has become a
dumping ground for neighbors and generally got over run with shrubs,
blackberries, and all the green stuff that grows here in the northwest.
I would appreciate hearing from those who have already been down this path
with their own son on what you feel is an appropriate level of involvement
from parents on the planning of the project: none? "guided discovery" or?
I want this to be his project znd am trying to keep my own desires out of
the process, except for my desire that he do a good job.
thanks in advance for your comments.
--- "If you build it, they will come."
----------- Bob Taylor Troop, 1590 Committee Chairman
(| @ @ |) Chief Seattle Council
| > | WE1-609-97 (A good old Buffalo)
" \_/ " worked my ticket and always an Eagle!
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