My son has completed his Eagle Proejct write up and is about done with his application. We're both kind of baffled by the requirement of writing a Life Ambition Statement. Here is what the application form says:
"Attach to this applicaiton a statement of your ambitions and life purpose and a listing of positions held in your religious institution, school, camp, community,or other organizations during which you demonstrated leadership skills. Include honors and awards received during this service."
What a convoluted requirement! So does the kid say what he wants to do when he grows up, what kind of life he wants to have, that his purpose in life is To Enjoy God and Serve Him Forever (from the Presbyterian Book of Order), then list all his leadership positions and awards?
Am I misunderstanding this?
How long should the Life Ambition Statement be?
He has Asperger's Syndrome and has few, if any, leadership positions (other than those required for rank advancement in scouts.) I know that we've had mentally challenged kids make Eagle in the past, and I doubt that they had any leadership positions, so lack of them must not be fatal, right?
Please don't say "Ask the Scoutmaster." He is remarkably un-helpful.