Thu, 26 Sep 1991 08:49:53 PDT
BSAWALTON@eku.bitnet points out that one of the requirements for eagle
is that the scout must be active for at least 6 months since becoming
a life scout, and to hold a leadership position. I think he's pointed
out the key requirement to this discussion: active for six months. The
requirements do not say that the scout must be CONTINUOUSLY active since
While it is unfortunate (for the troop) that most boys aged 16-18
decrease their interest in scouting, it is a part of growing up. Just
because scouting moves down in priority for boys this age doesn't
mean they are not eagle material. And it doesn't mean that the
requirements can be increased to penalize them, as was suggested above.
I was active in my troop scouting until age 16 myself, but had already
finished my eagle at age 15. How do I differ from someone who was
active in his troop until age 16, but doesn't finish his eagle until 18?
We both have put similiar amounts of time and effort into the troop and
I think he deserves the eagle as much as I.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City