Re: A question for collec
Merrilyn A.H. Martineau (merrilyn@HAWK.NSTN.NS.CA)
Mon, 13 Jun 1994 13:46:27 -0400
On Thu, 9 Jun 1994 13:59:14 -0600,
Jim Carter - HCI Project <SCOUTS-L%TCUBVM.BITNET@pucc.Princeton.EDU> wrote:
>>Jim, I hope you meant First Class in the BSA as opposed to the former GSUSA
>>highest award when you said that it was lesser in standing than Eagle Scout.
>>If you meant otherwise, you were mistaken. Currently the highest GSUSA
>>award is the Gold Award, but when I was a youth, I earned First Class, and
>>believe me, it took every bit as much as earning Eagle. I am now a leader
>>of both genders of Scouts. I know what the requirements are.
>>KEEP ON SCOUTING!
>Yes, I meant first class in the BSA meaning. I'm a Canuck and we haven't
>had a first class rank since 1968 in Scouts (and not in my memory in
>Guides). I think I'm reasonably knowledgable keeping up with all the
>current Scouts Canada programs (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers)
>and the current Girl Guide programs (Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders,
>Rangers, Cadets, Jr. Leaders) and having a vague idea of the BSA programs.
>GSUSA is far beyond my current expertise.
I finished in Guides the spring of 1971. I received my First Class probably
during the Guiding year 1969-1970. I then did my All Round Cord duing the
last year that the Gold Cord was awarded. I believe that the Second Class
and First Class were discontinued about that time as well.
Merrilyn A.H. Martineau
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