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Choosing an Eagle Project in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) (SMD23)

Choosing an Eagle Project in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) (SMD23)
an

eagle

project

when your

Scouts

are

choosing

an

eagle

project

the most important tip to get across to them is that the

project

will be easier and more fulfilling to them if it is something they're passionate about there are lots of choices when

choosing

an

eagle

project

but nothing makes it more painful than something the boy is not interested in doing completing an

eagle

project

is not about checking the right boxes and finishing the program it's about using all that they've
choosing an eagle project in the boy scouts of america bsa smd23
learned and channeling it into something to benefit the community as in life the best results come from harnessing the enthusiasm for something you believe in when meeting with my

Scouts

about selecting a

project

I always start with guiding them towards something they like if they are hikers I lead them towards a

project

to enhance trails or something that benefits the community if education is their passion there are lots of different options to lead and inform young and old people by building
informational kiosks or developing materials with local educational resources community gardens public spaces introducing ways for people to get together and enjoy nature or even learn about their community at all directions I've lent

Scouts

at the end of the day it's their

project

and my council only goes so far but of the

project

s I've been associated with the most successful are the ones that lead from passion passion however can only lead you so far as a leader it's your
choosing an eagle project in the boy scouts of america bsa smd23
responsibility to inform them of the pitfalls along the way as a general rule local community oriented

project

s are easier to complete not because the

project

's themselves but because of the overhead dealing with school systems and municipalities in general for any

project

I tell the boys to meet with the representative of the organization and get a feel for how responsive they are if whatever organization they're if it's hard to get them on the phone or get them to meet with you
then you have two choices one to choose a different organization or two build that communication time into your plan as a general rule of thumb I tell

scouts

to plan for nine months from soup to nuts for the

project

you may need one to two months to formulate the

project

and settle on what you think you want to do two to three months to get it past your own unit committee and local unit after that you need a month at least to handle the fundraising and fleshing out of your

project

plan and then
choosing an eagle project in the boy scouts of america bsa smd23
another one to two months to organize and hold your

project

after which you have at least a month to collect all the info photos data and write it up to submit your

project

can it go faster sure it can I've been told of

project

s that can be organized and submitted and completed in under two months most Scouters will bend over backwards to help you get to

Eagle

but don't leave it to that Scout should plan

project

s well in advance of their 18th birthday under the best circumstances
I've seen Scout slip paperwork under the door of councils to beat the deadline don't let them be that scout strive to be done long before 18 having

Eagle

s as part of your active troop is a great way to show the boys they can do it too but this is what works for us take what you like leave the rest and as we say in wood badge feedback is a gift leave yours below in the comments with all the hope we can learn together I'm Scoutmaster Dave and this was

choosing

an

eagle

project