Re: Eagle Trivia - Basic Question
Michael Rogero Brown (michaelb@SUNRISE.CSE.FAU.EDU)
Tue, 30 Aug 1994 10:30:39 -0400
> > On Mon, 29 Aug 1994, August Treubig wrote:
> > > With respect to adults and Eagle ---
> > >
> > > My dad earned his Eagle in 1939..... He was born in 1915,
> > > So he was ... 24 when he received it.
> > August or anyone out there,
> > What did an adult have to accomplish to attain the Eagle rank? Did they
> > have to do as the boys did or was it changed to accomodate the adult?
> It was the same requirements.
As I said in a previous post, you have to remember that in the early days,
Star, Life, and Eagle was like a 'super merit badge', ie it signified that
you had earned a lot of merit badges. There were no requirements of service
(or service projects) or leadership experience or time or scout spirit. Get
5 merit badges and you got Star, 10 for Life, and 21 for Eagle (including
certain badges from a list). [and at first, Star and Life did NOT require
getting any of the 'Eagle required' badges, just ANY 5 or 10!]
Of course you also have to realize that back then, ONLY First Class Scouts
were allowed to earn merit badges. Later on (30s & 40s), Second Class Scouts
were allowed to earn CERTAIN merit badges. I assume around the 50s they then
allowed ANY scout, regardless of rank, to earn merit badges.
As for adults, well they were considered First Class Scouts automatically,
and were thus allowed to earn merit badges and hence earn Star, Life, and
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