Re: Eagle Palms
or blackeagle ("Settummanque)
Thu, 6 Feb 1992 17:08:00 EDT
I believe that you are interpreting the Uniform Control Guide wrong in its
statement on the wearing of the Eagle Palms.....in your case, a youth member
or an adult entitled to wearing the palms representing 60 merit badges would
Two silver....two gold....and two bronze.
There is not enough space on the Medal nor the square knot for that many palms!
I believe ( and called to make sure...and it was confirmed...) that the Eagle
Scout (youth OR adult) wears the SQUARE KNOT IF ADULT (16 or over, in BSA
terminology...a JASM is 16 or 17 and therefore, an "adult") with the HIGHEST
NUMBER OF THE COMBINATION SILVER, GOLD AND BRONZE PALMS DENOTING NUMBER OF
MERIT BADGES SINCE EAGLE (for some, its 24....for most, its 21).
(in this case, two Silver Palms would be worn, denoting the 15+15 combination!)
The YOUTH MEMBER (since he HAS NO SQUARE KNOT) WEARS THEM CENTERED ON THE
EAGLE ON THE CLOTH BADGE...AGAIN, IN THE HIGHEST COMBINATION EARNED SINCE EAGLE.
The MEDAL is reserved for Courts of Honor or other formal occasions. The Palms
are worn centered on the ribbonb 1/4" from the "BE PREPARED" bar-scroll.
Again, the latest edition of the National Eagle Scout Association's EAGLETTER
has this information as well as the insignia control guide....in the Boy Scout
Settummanque!@HEY! I love Eagle Palms...but I would NOT want to wear all FIVE!!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City