Re: Eagle Trivia - Basic Question
Larry Rinaldo (lrinaldo@R02DG05.R02.EPA.GOV)
Tue, 30 Aug 1994 15:48:12 -0400
In a posting Settummanque, the blackeagle... states:
=> The Eagle was chosen as the award because of it's association with
=> several items completely American. Our nation's symbol is the Eagle
=> with wings outstretched, symbolizing strength, protection and flight.
=> The Eagle was also chosen since several other nations had other awards
=> in the names of other creatures, and it made sense to create an award
=> which symbolizes our heritage.
Reviewing the posting Mike, there seems to be the notion about Kings and
Queens Scout. Was this an endorsement by England upon the Scouts for
special recognition? Or was this established by B-P? Since the US got a
later start in the Scouting movement, is it B-P or the American contingent
who suggest the "Eagle" as the highest rank? I understand the reason for
the symbolism, just curious as to the who, why, and when.
In addition, I have noticed that several of you Scouters out there have
reference to your country recognition. In line with that, is there
a priority of recognition. I mean is there any more importance placed upon
a Kings, Queens Scout compared to the US Eagle? (I presume equal)
Patrick Lam wrote:
> You'll find that different countries have different recognitions.
> I also seem to remember that a Scout can earn the Springbuck award (?)
> in S. Africa. In the Association des Eclaireurs Baden-Powell (a
> splinter group in Canada), you can be a Scout du Baussant and earn
> the Ailes de Chevalier (Knights' Wings).
This leads me to ask, how are these awards made? One of you said that
the adults do not perform the BOR, but rather is peer review. How do
countries confer the recognition?
And Mike, in reference to:
=> I do have that information but I can't get to it, Larry! *frustrated
=> look* I'll see what I can find over the weekend and post here
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