I gave up
And then we got the letter of acceptance from BYU Provo, which said he was to report to school June 15, a week after he graduated.
I gave up. I said, "Fine. I'm ok with him not achieving Eagle rank. He's done well in sports, he's been a leader, he's a good kid, blahblahblahblah... rationalize... make excuses..." and let it go.
His Scout leader did not let him off so easily.
Br G pestered and reminded and met with Paul...
And last night, Paul led an Eagle project. He organized a blanket drive for Project Linus. Yes, he did a lot of it from Utah too, although the approval was given while he was still in MN (but I did not pay much attention because I was too busy doing other things).
His goal was to collect material for 60 fleece blankets (although he thought realistically 40), then some volunteers would cut a fringe around the edge of each piece of material, and then a big group of teenagers from church would tie the fringe.
He would organize a smaller group in Utah and work on it the same time the MN group worked on it.
And we got 78 blankets done last night. And four more pieces were offered, so that brings the total to 84. Twice as many as his realistic expectation.
Now Paul has to do the write-up.
|Matt ties an owl blanket|
|Hayley and some friends tying blankets|
|the goal is met!|
|piles of blankets|
|Paul and some helpers with some of the blankets they made|
I gave up, but it was ok. It's not supposed to be my Eagle project.