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The Benefits of the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project

Graduation Project Presentation
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Brandon Shillady

on 6 May 2013

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Transcript of The Benefits of the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project

The Benefits of the
Eagle Scout
Leadership Service Project by Brandon J. Shillady Bibliography & Works Cited Bowers, Erik. "Expert Contact: Mr. Erik Bowers." Personal interview. 4 Apr. 2013.

Boy Scouts of America. The Boy Scout Handbook. 11th ed. Irving, TX: Boy Scouts of America, 1998. Print.

Boy Scouts of America. "Eagle Scouts." Boy Scouts of America. Boy Scouts of America, Apr. 2012. Web. 7 Apr. 2013. http://www.scouting.org/About/FactSheets/EagleScouts.aspx.

Harman, Dennis. "Expert Contact: Mr. Dennis Harman." Personal interview. 4 Apr. 2013.

Shillady, Shaun C. "Expert Contact: Mr. Shaun Shillady." Personal interview. 4 Apr. 2013. The Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project helps Scouts work on and test skills they have learned throughout Scouting, including communication, leadership, organization, time management, problem solving, and a variety of other skills. My Thesis
Statement Introduction Boy Scouts of America
Well-known
Many participants
Teaches skills & lessons
Goal: to reach Eagle Scout
Requires ambition
Very prestigious
Ultimate test
Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Scouts must “plan, develop, and give leadership to a service project for any religious organization or any school or community.”

- the Official Boy Scouts of America Website Problem Solving Plan & prepare for all situations
In troublesome situations
Consider all solutions
Execute your decision
Evaluate the result
Lifelong skill Time Management Scout MUST manage his time well
About 350 requirements to complete
By age 18
Quicker completion of the Eagle Project
Earliest: 15 or 16 years of age
Time affects everyone every second of every day Organization Necessary for Eagle Projects
They are complex
Helps process all the information
Used to get work done promptly
Essential in everyday life “The primary purpose of the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project is to teach Scouts how to organize something on their own and use the skills they have learned while they were in Scouts.”

- Mr. Erik Bowers Leadership Opportunities to develop leadership skills
Leadership positions
Learn to take initiative
Help others to achieve mutual goals
Great characteristic to have later in life “There is a major difference between the service projects for Star and Life, and the one you (the Scout) will complete for Eagle. In the first two, you (the Scout) can be a follower. The Eagle Scout service project requires that you (the Scout) be a leader.”

- The Official Boy Scout Handbook, page 173

“The main purpose of an Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project is to demonstrate the leadership skills that the Scouting Program gives young men.”

- Mr. Dennis Harman Communication Key factor in Eagle Scout Projects
Convey thoughts and ideas
Use detail and clarity
Miscommunication leads to issues
A very big issue today These characteristics
create a well-rounded individual
Boy Scout Slogan: Do a good turn daily
Many long-term benefits
Eagle Scouts stand out in job market
Eagle Scouts are hard workers Conclusion “Eagle Scouts benefit from Eagle Scout Projects by learning how to create, participate in, and manage a large project, which will prepare the Scouts for their future careers."

- Mr. Shaun Shillady My Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Problem Solving
Time Management
Organization
Leadership
Communication
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