Background: Eagle Scout projects are service projects where the Eagle Scout candidate (scout) leads an improvement project for a non-Scouting non-profit entity (often a park, church, or school). The actual work they do is only limited by the candidate's vision, the need they identify, and a constraint to avoid regular maintenance work. The focus is on the candidate *leading others* in the performance of the project, rather than him doing the work. It is an opportunity for the candidate to be "in charge" and find out how that goes, what works well, what doesn't work well, etc. Typically this project, which is often the last thing a Scout does on their way to earning the Eagle Rank in Scouting, happens when the candidate is sixteen or seventeen years old. Because it almost always is the first effort of its size that the candidate leads, it often includes "rookie" leadership mistakes, such as poor communication, short notice, etc. Other 'features' of Eagle projects are that Scouts commit to one another to help with each others' projects when it is time for Billy's project, etc. As Scout leaders, we give advice to candidates, but we let them make decisions and run their project. Another 'feature' that may be in play here: Scouts must finish their Eagle rank before their 18th birthday, or they do not attain the rank. This deadline often creates serious time constraints on a candidate's project... i.e., the work has to be done before the birthday.
Yes, in the original post, LealmanBuckeye did indicate that this project is the project of his son's friend. Also, a glance at his profile shows that LealmanBuckeye lives in or near St. Petersburg, Florida, so they are not surrounded by Buckeye fans... it is a safe assumption that the Eagle candidate is not a Buckeye fan, and doesn't understand the culture. But his son may have a standing agreement with his friend to help.