I hope my nephew passes the board of review. It would be a very hard life lesson if he fails it. Waiting until the last minute to complete a crucial task and leaving no option to correct a problem is not a strategy for success. My Eagle Scout board of review signed off my certificate on April 12, 1972. I was 15 years old. Plenty of breathing room to address any deficiencies if that came up. I always counsel scouts seeking to be Eagle scouts to get it done early and leave room to solve problems that may arise.
posted on 01/21/2006 8:02:11 PM PST
I hope he does as well. I gather the Eagle BOR is much tougher than the previous ones?
My older son just turned 15 last week and is about to make Star, as I posted. He has already completed part of the SM conference for Star but it turned out he needed one more week as a patrol leader, so they're planning to finish it up next week.
We're just hoping the fumes don't get him... I know a lot of Scouts lose interest as they get older. I hear that Star is where a lot of them lose motivation or drop out.
I think merit badges are what keeps this one of mine going. He loves them and always has a few in-process.
Also we are fortunate to be a terrific troop with great leadership and lots of parental involvement.
Let me know how your nephew does..you were amazing to reach Eagle at 15. Did you get Palms after that? My son wants to get 3 Palms - we're assuming it's ok to get the merit badges now..
posted on 01/22/2006 11:15:51 AM PST
(He will bring us goodness and Light.)
I always counsel scouts seeking to be Eagle scouts to get it done early and leave room to solve problems that may arise.
That is what happened to me. ended up with not enough time to get Eagle. "Life" and a 73 World Jambo were great accomplishments for me.
posted on 01/22/2006 2:29:56 PM PST
(Look out for the jackbooted spelling police. There! Everywhere!(revised cause the "man" accosted me!)
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