scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Eagle Project Question
Michael A. Golrick (mgolrick@SCLC.ORG
Fri Jun 02 2000 - 09:30:43 CDT
On Thu, 1 Jun 2000 at13:15:32 -0400 John Tudor JTudor@CALDWELL.CC.NC.US> asked:
>My son is getting ready to begin the process of planning, and doing his =
>Eagle project. For several years he has said that he wants to do his =
>project for his elementary school, something that several other scouts in =
>our troop have done.
>Yesterday, he had the initial meeting with the principal of the school, =
>and all went well with his idea, etc. there is one glitch about which I =
>wish to inquire for the collective wisdom of this list.
>The Principal is leaving, not just the school, but the system as well. It =
>is of his own choice, he is going to a neighboring county system.
Relax. Take a deep breath and relax.
My advice TO YOUR SON is to get the current principal (hoping that he is a
"pal") to put it all in writing. Then he'll be fine.
Let him fight the fight --- and you know what? He may do better than any
adult would have!
One of the most impressive Eagle projects from my troop was a trail
clearing/remarking project. The trail was not overly long or difficult.
However, the scout involved spent almost 9 months getting all of the
approvals needed to complete the project. It was difficult because the
trail is on property owned by the state and managed by the town. The
nearest state ranger is about 15 miles (and a long distance call) away. It
also happened at a time when the State Parks Department was going through
"downsizing" and there was turnover of staff in the key position.
You know what? He got it done.
It was my pleasure to sit on his Eagle Board of Review -- on the night of
my 20th wedding anniversary!
So, John. R E L A X
ASM�Troop 68, Trumbull CT
...and a good old Buffalo, too. NE-II-90
(former Advancement Chair, and CC)