This week our Eagles will host an exhibition, including each performing a “Four Minute Speech in the Shoes of a Scientific Hero” in front of a roomful of adults.
Recently several Eagles requested to change the speech criteria to “no less than four minutes and up to eight minutes.” Quite a few had done so much research that they wanted more time to tell their hero’s story.
So what did we do? After all, Guides don’t answer questions.
We decided to turn the organization of the entire exhibition to the Eagles. The only two constraints:
(1) The total time could not exceed one hour, out of respect for our guests, and
(2) Speeches will be judged on “value per minute,” to encourage conciseness.
Speak up. Get more responsibility. Just like the real world.