As I’m sure there are many, many people familiar with making Eagle on here, I have a question for you. One of my sons crossed over to a large troop that is known for ‘fast tracking’ to Eagle. It feels sort of like a factory, with everyone going through and checking the proper boxes. Don’t get me wrong, being in a large troop has its advantages, like camping every month and lots of very interesting opportunities! But one thing I’m amazed at is how little effort an Eagle project takes in this troop. Maybe I’m old school, but I thought an Eagle project was a rather large undertaking that took up lots of time. I’m seeing e-mail invites asking the other scouts in the troop to show up to gather and help sort clothing or food for one Saturday so someone can get their Eagle. Um, that’s it? Really? (And I just love it when these e-mail invites actually come from the parent’s e-mail. ) And there are often Eagle project ideas sent out from the troop leadership that the boys can just ‘grab and go’. Isn’t an Eagle project supposed to be fully designed and executed by the Scout? I guess I’m just living in the 50’s or something. What has your experience been in your neck of the woods?