Talk:Eagle Scout Service Project

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Where[edit]

To Guitarist: Where are you headed with this? Right now it's just a copy of what is in the Eagle Scout article and wiki isn't a how-to. If you want to create a how-to, it should be moved to wiki books.Rlevse 02:25, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

I have to agree- I do not see how this can be expanded in an encyclopediac manner. As I recall, we had to cut quite a bit of how-to material from this section in the main article. --Gadget850 ( Ed) 09:43, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
I haven't had time to finish this yet, but I planned on posting examples of projects (such as my own) and a detailed description of the hours required and the reason for the project, etc. I did remove both internal and external links that seemed to be slightly unrelated. --Guitarist Nick 21:58, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
What hours are "required"? --Gadget850 ( Ed) 10:28, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
There is no minimum required hours for an Eagle project, I'm a district advancement chairman. Some will tell you there are, but they are adding their own opinion into the requirements, which is illegal as can be, just as those who say there are minimum ages for ranks and MBs; there are no minimum ages; so it's invalid to say "he's too young to be an Eagle". As for projects, the requirements are very basic: benefit your church/school/community (your troop and council don't count), meet Guide to Safe Scouting requirements, meet your council guidelines, don't violate any laws or BSA regs, show leadership, etc and that the write be of sufficient quality so that another could carry out your project.Rlevse 11:32, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
Of course. However, it would be hard to get an eagle project to pass with 5 man-hours. Our district advance chairman "recommends" that we keep it at a minimum of 100 man hours. I also have a friend who achieved Eagle at the age of 14. And another requirement for the project: It has to be approved by your scoutmaster, committee chairman, the benefitee of the project, and the district advance chairman (which in my case is The Honorable Judge Schulmann, who advised me on the requirements, etc.)
There can be recommendations or guidelines, but these are going to vary by council, if not district or troop, and cannot conflict with any National policies. If a Scout ended up with 98 man-hours of work, would he fail his project? --Gadget850 ( Ed) 16:16, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
Absolutely not; the 100-hr "recommendation" is article and contrived. Scouts have made Eagle as young as 12--in an active troop with a motivated Scout, this is entirely possible. The Judge is wrong on this, that's all there is too it; it does not matter that he is a judge.Rlevse 17:20, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Importance[edit]

I believe that the importance of this article should be changed to "high" as the Eagle Project is one of the most important parts of becoming an Eagle Scout - the highest award in scouting. Despite the low quality of the article, I do believe that this article will be of great importance when developed. --Guitarist Nick 22:19, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

High in the USA maybe, but on an international scale, which is the scope of the ScoutingWikiProject, not so.Rlevse 09:45, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

Watchlist[edit]

  • uuhhh thanks for letting us know. --evrik (talk) 18:17, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Blood drives[edit]

Heads up. An IP wants to add that blood drives are not acceptable Eagle Scout projects. However, the Eagle Guide to Advancement specifically uses blood drives as an example of a project that could be acceptable.[1] I've also added a source. The IP reverted this without explanation. Stating that a blood drive is not acceptable is contrary to sourced facts. If the IP persists, I'll initiate warning procedures. Hopefully it's just someone adding crap that their Scoutmaster mistakenly told them. Rklawton (talk) 13:49, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

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