scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: Blood Drives
Rick Cordray (rickc@IMAGE-TECH.COM
Mon May 29 2000 - 23:11:49 CDT
Just a point of clarification. No one at National knows anything about the
Scout's project, except the completion date as stated on the application.
They do not receive the project workbook or anything else that would give
them the slightest clue what the project was. In our council, and I'm sure
in many others, the council staff does not see any project information
either, only the application. Project approvals and boards of review are
done at the district level and that's the only place where the project is
In our district, we have a rule of thumb that as long as the stated
technicalities are met (appropriate beneficiary, etc.), any service project
can be made into an Eagle project. For blood drives and other project where
the goal is to collect something, we ask the Scout to make an ambitious
commitment, and expect them to defend their performance to meet that
commitment at their board of review. It's pretty easy to collect 10 units
of blood, but is going to require a lot more organization of resources and
leadership of others to collect 100 units. We won't approve a plan for a
drive without a specific, challenging goal and a plan that will require
leadership of a substantial number of people to accomplish the goal.
ASM, Troop 573, Woodinville, WA
North Lakes District Chairman
Council Website Chairman
Chief Seattle Council
Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 22:38:12 -0500
From: "(MAJ) Mike Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)"
Subject: Re: Blood Drives
Richard Kulinski asked:
>I have heard that National no longer accepts Blood drives as an Eagle
>Project. Can anyone verify this information for me?
No. The Boy Scout Division nor the Eagle Scout Service approves Eagle
The projects are approved locally by the District or Council Advancement
Committee. It is only when a project is questionable at the National
level, during the review of the application, may there be an inquiry as to
the project, it's effectiveness as a leadership development exercise and
possibly a review of the project. In this case, the application would be
returned to the local Council with a letter explaining the concern.