International scout wants to join my troop!
Dr. Steven C. Myers (R1SCM@AKRONVM.BITNET)
Wed, 29 Sep 1993 23:44:13 EDT
Here is a problem that you may have dealt with already. The local DE
has been on the phone to Irving TX and still remains befuddled? He even
suggested I ask you.
Soren is a scout from denmark with 9 years of tenure. He is 16 or 17 and
will not turn 18 until about this time next year. He wants to join my troop
since (1) he is into scouting in a BIG way, and (2) he is living as an
exchange student with one of my scout families. He believes he is
equal to life rank and was working on eagle.
Here is what the DE thinks based on his "Book" and calls to national.
(1) Soren must prove he is registered with scouts in denmark
(2) he must have proof of his scout rank (Soren told me his parents
are sending him a scout passport he used in Europe to go to Kandst... (whatever
(3) he registers just like anyone else (This is the easy part)
(4) the district advancement comm.reviews his record from denmark and determine
what his BSA equivalent rank is. If they decide it is Life scout they award
that rank on the spot -- and --
(5) detail exactly what the requirement will be for him to attain Eagle
while in the US.
Can any one confirm or dispute these claims. The DE is not sure so he is not
acting. The longer we wait the less time Soren has to complete and is he cover
ed on insurance -- good question (one campout only? oops too late!)
If all of the above are true, if he starts but does not finish Eagle here
can he finish back home in Denmark? Or was it all a waste?
If he receives Eagle from the BSA, will it jepordize his chance for Eagle
in Denmark? BTW his scouts in Denmark are sponsored by the YMCA.
Scoutmaster, Troop 1
Will my first eagle be from Denmark?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City