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  1. So, I'm the parent of an Eagle Scout-he has worked incredibly hard on a project, with little to no guidance and therefore, has had to do a lot of problem solving on his own. He was doing log cabin chinking on a primitive structure for an Indian Village. The beneficiary had NO oversight on the day of and we waited and waited for them to come out and check the work. Finally, packed up all supplies--which was EXTENSIVE. A day later beneficiary is not satisfied with the work. He completed the exterior of the cabin chinking, but although they did not say, they want him to do the inside work as well. Also, they didn't like the primitive look of the chinking and said it looked nothing like a "modern log cabin," which it isn't!! It was well done and not sloppy. My husband has been a General Contractor in the past and helped monitor the entire process. Now she is expecting him to come back, touch it up, which might ruin it completely, and do the inside as well. He has spent over 260 hours on this project. How can I help him respond to this scenario?
  2. Helping a disabled Eagle

    http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/local_news/former-commissioner-coming-home-after-transplant/article_dd59b268-aa68-56bf-851a-6d38225dba46.html Lakeland,Georgia Boy Scout Troop 415 will be back at Lake Irma next weekend, putting the finishing touches on fellow scout Seanesee Richardson’s Eagle project. And hopefully helping their friend accomplish his dream of becoming an Eagle Scout. Sean Richardson, 16, was a Lanier County High School sophomore, a trumpet player in the school band, a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 415 at Park Avenue United Methodist Church in Valdosta, as noted in a May 21 article in The Valdosta Daily Times. On Dec. 12, 2016, his life changed. While changing a tire, a van fell on his chest. He was unable to breathe properly for nearly an hour. He suffered brain damage in the accident. Prior to the accident, Richardson had earned all of the necessary merit badges and served the required leadership roles to earn the rank of Eagle. He had even presented the proposal to replace rotting wood and paint fences and benches around Lake Irma in Lanier County. Last month, his fellow Scouts undertook the work outlined in Richardson’s Eagle project. Richardson was there in his wheelchair, with mom Kimberly Richardson. Scoutmasters believe Sean Richardson has completed all of the necessary requirements and should be awarded the rank of Eagle. On Saturday, June 24, the scouts will return to put finishing touches on the project, said Stephen Findlay, an assistant scoutmaster with Troop 415. “Then the project will be submitted to the Alapaha Council by the end of June for the Eagle board on July 18,†Findlay said. “Then the board’s results will be submitted to National. If necessary, we will append a letter describing the situation for review by National. I think if our local board approves the Eagle for Sean, then National will probably follow suit. This is our plan.†Scout Salute
  3. Eagle Project

    Background of myself. I do not have a lot of experience at the troop level but I am around a lot of troops. I have been to 3 Eagle Projects and they have left me scratching my head, so please correct me and or tell me the proper way. I see all the adults doing the project! is that the correct way?
  4. I can't find criteria in the BSA Guide To Advancement for accepting good completion criteria in the scout's Eagle proposal. What if a scout defines a project that is part of a sequence of a larger project. What if the scout does parts A & B (70%), but the beneficiary needs to get part C (30%) completed to make it useful? Or there is a much much larger project (parts A-Z) and the scout does part K. Part K is useful, but only in context of completing parts A-Z. Does a scout's Eagle project have to stand by itself? Is it acceptable for the scout and beneficiary to negotiate a hand-off criteria that leaves the beneficiary to do significantly more to make the project useful? If the beneficiary doesn't deliver their part, then the scout's project never benefited anyone. I've seen several projects that trigger these questions. I'm looking for better guidance on how to evaluate such projects.
  5. Maybe I am an old grey-beard but this bothers me. I have noticed more "outside" groups advertising or even directly approaching troops with "Eagle projects". Sure this has happened in the past but from "inside" groups - parents, the CO, the scout's school or church...and I frowned on that too. IMO, the scout from his experience helping others should see the need for his Eagle project, not be provided with it. Character-building. Now these "outside" groups are public organizations that a scout could observe a need and develop his own Eagle project if he ever had prior contact, but these "outside" groups are scout-savy enough to promote their needs, some even have plans in hand with cost-estimates. All they need is money and who better to raise the funds via online funding than an Eagle scout candidate? ...or so what, scout got his Eagle and "outside" group got their (whatever), a win-win. My $0.01 for being grumpy.
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