Re: International scout wants to join my troop!
Michael Rogero Brown (michaelb@SUNRISE.CSE.FAU.EDU)
Thu, 30 Sep 1993 10:19:48 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... (whateve
> (3) he registers just like anyone else (This is the easy part)
> (4) the district advancement comm.reviews his record from denmark and determin
> 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.
From my reading of the _Advancement Guidelines_ this is correct.
> 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?
I think he would have to finish his Eagle here in the US.
> 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.
What do you mean by `Eagle in Denmark'? Do you mean that if he got Eagle
would that affect his chance of getting Denmarks equivalent? I would doubt
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