Friday, October 28, 2011

New Eagle Scout Project Workbook

While studying the new Eagle Scout Project Workbook, I found this quote especially interesting:

Eagle Scout projects must be evaluated primarily on impact: the extent of benefit to the religious institution, school or community, and on the leadership provided by the candidate.  (Page 3)

I find this wording especially helpful for those of us who sign off on Eagle Scout projects for boys.  I can think that this only makes projects more goal oriented and more focused on the true purpose of the project ~ to show leadership and to "help other people".  This shouldn't just be a project for a rank.  This project should make a different in the Scout's life but also those he is serving.  I have seen some projects that were just thrown together with just the faintest of leadership skills.

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