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Published: Saturday, April 28 2012 10:40 p.m. MDT

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Legal?
Saint George, UT

Is this an appropriate Eagle Scout project? I thought Eagle projects were to benefit the community in which the scout resides?

And, this is celebrating, in a way, Cinco de Mayo, which is NOT a Mexican holiday. It is, in the minds of many, a misguided American celebration pandering to Hispanics and is not celebrated by the country of Mexico at large. Is it not a celebration in only the Mexican state of Puebla commemorating Mexico's triumph over the French?

To quote Wikipedia: In the United States Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico.

Genuinely asking...

tobeone
FARMINGTON, UT

Requirement #5 of the Eagle reads: "While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project should benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) A project proposal must be approved by the organization benefitting from the effort, your unit leader and unit committee, and the council or district before you start...." Nate and Jake's separate projects have each been approved by all involved because "your community" is interpreted to include the greater community of the world. In addition, connecting with and reaching out to the world helps our local community in the process of connecting and reaching.

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