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  1. Oh, and I would have ONE signature page for the entire project.
  2. I'm so over these project workbooks and applications. It's ridiculous. I wish they would give me a shot at reworking the project workbook. I could do it in two pages and it would contain the exact same information. I reached out to National a couple of times. But hey, what does an Eagle Scout who serves on EBORs and is a technical writer know about rewriting Boy Scout forms?
  3. Just do what I do. I treat the adults differently from the kids. The adults hand me their A&B forms in a sealed envelope and it stays sealed unless it's needed by medical personnel. At the end of the event, I give the envelopes back to the adults. Never had to open one in 6 years. Kids are handled more traditionally. I have them in a file box that stays in my tent. When we backpack, everyone carries their own - adult or kid.
  4. I'm kinda with the other posters on this. It sounds like they are creating an extra step and it drives me insane when adults do this. But congratulations. You are about to reach the next step of your journey and I hope it doesn't stop there. What's really interesting, btw, is that none of that Project stuff goes to National. They never even see it. Unless our Council here in Central Florida different, the only thing that goes to National after your EBOR is the two-page application and the personal statement. All of that Eagle project workbook stuff should go back to you after your EBOR
  5. Council or District does not approve project after it's done. Only troop and beneficiary. No space for Council signature except on the proposal.
  6. I serve on Eagle BORs for our district. They are 45 minutes max and we tend to focus on 3 areas - the project, leadership and the Scout's relationship to Scouting as well as plans for the future. We also do a uniform inspection and the Scout leads everyone present in the Oath and Law at the beginning.
  7. SMs like this drive me insane. Why not simply coach the Scout on how his project needs to have its own identity and let it go? If he goes out to the site and sees a lot of crossover, then he can complain. We are supposed to help these Scouts. It really is that simple.
  8. Of course you spend the money to do the checks each year. Doesn't matter how much it costs. Less than one or two lawsuits, I'm sure. Shoot, make the volunteers pay for it. As it stands now, adults pay $33 for registration in our council. This shouldn't even be a debate. Your No. 1 customer is a child and protecting them is Job 1. It's a youth organization, for crying out loud.
  9. One of our Scouts is turning 18 on Dec. 26. He is having his SM conference tonight Dec. 20, which is his last requirement. If he gets the application in to Council after Dec. 26, is he still OK? The rule says you must complete all the requirements by 18. Doesn't really address the application, although I'm aware that there is a clock ticking on that Eagle BOR.
  10. If you do a story, you really should approach the parents first. Maybe you addressed that earlier in the thread and I just missed it.
  11. Surround yourself with 3 or 4 hardworking committee members., especially the advancement chair, the treasurer and new member/cub liaison. Although you will make decisions, try to work by consensus. Bring SM, ASM and parents into meetings as much as possible. Don't hesitate to cut off discussion after a while. Stick to agenda. And training, training, training for everyone.
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