FrankJ wrote:As you realize, my theoretical answers to the questions were not meant to imply that is the case, just that you do not know the answers until the questions were asked.
Around here Lowes & HD are such large targets that they do not contribute large sums to any one eagle project. The individual stores seem to do what they can. Maybe the scout did not find that out until after the project was started & had to find other sources. If the contributor was "anonymous" just to hide that he was a relative, to me, would be a bigger issue than the project being financed by a relative. By itself this does not come close to a reason to deny advancement.
I'm with you Frank...no implications taken. I have no problem with anonymous donors. The point is that I feel he knew exactly where he was going to get his materials, yet chose to show Lowes in his plan. No reason to deny advancement but as part of the whole story, certainly raises concerns over the execution of his Leadership project.
evmori wrote:I don't think the donor wanting to be anonymous should even come into play.
As far as everything else, I would focus on how he lead this group of what appears to be relatives. I get a feeling this could be a very interesting BOR!!!!
I agree. I know each EP and scout is different but when I see other scouts bust their tails to do their EP and this one is given their project by Uncle A, materials by Uncle B and work done by mostly relatives, I can see the EBOR having significant heartburn with the Leadership aspect.