Re: Eagle Palms
Gregory M Marr (gregm@WPI.WPI.EDU)
Thu, 6 Feb 1992 12:00:18 EST
> I'm sorry Kathie, but you are misunderstanding how palms work.
> >Eagle Palms are:
> >2. The palms are worn (all that are earned, not just one) on the ribbon of
> >the medal, and on the Eagle knot.
> NO. Eagle palms are a code for how many additional badges have been
> earned. (The _Boy Scout Requirements_ handbook says: "Palms are worn on
> the ribbon of the Eagle Award ***in combination*** to show the number of
> merit badges you have beyond Eagle.") If you earn 5 additional badges, you
> wear the silver palm. If you earn 10 additional badges, you wear only the
> gold palm, not the gold and silver together because that would mean
> (5+10=)15 additional badges. Thus, if you see a scout with a bronze and
> gold palm, you can assume that they have 25 additional badges, not that
> they have 15 and lost their silver palm.
I'm sorry, but you too seem to misunderstand the palms. You got the
part about the combinations right, but not the numbers.
1 bronze is 5 badges and THREE MONTHS of service beyond Eagle, gold is
5 badges and three months beyond bronze palm, and silver is 5 badges
and three months beyond gold palm. Once someone has earned a silver,
that remains on the ribbon, and the cycle starts all over again.
Note the time requirement, it is not only the number of merit badges
ASM Troop 653
Pioneer Valley Council
(Eagle with gold palm.)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City