Of course we know that Eagle is important and it would benefit every boy that earns it.
So what do you tell an over bearing parent or guardian whose sun sets on the fact that their kid WILL earn Eagle? After going round and round with a parent I said this (below) and gave them a copy of Mike Rowe's Letter to a Life Scout.
"Remember the choice is ultimately his and he will be the one to live with the fact that he earned Eagle or he didn't. This will be the ultimate lesson in accountability."