Re: Larry R's Eagle Trivia
Rodger Morris (rlm@SUNED1.NSWSES.NAVY.MIL)
Thu, 1 Sep 1994 13:16:56 PDT
>Larry, you'll find that the Eagle is a rather American thing.
>I believe that a Scout could become a Queen's Scout in Britain
>when BP started Scouting. That's also what we had here, until about
>1970, and here in Canada we have the Chief Scout's Award (for the
>Scouts, 11-14), and a Queen's Venturer Award (for Venturers, 14-17).
>It works the same way in the United Kingdom today (unless I'm wrong.
>please correct me?) except that they call it Chief Scout's / Queen's
>Scout, and also in Australia. (All being Commonwealth countries).
>The Chief Scout here is the Governor-General. It's a Canadian thing.
>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).
>It varies. Eagle was probably chosen because you're in America, and
>it's your national bird.
In Spain and Mexico, the top rank is that of Caballero Scout. (Knight Scout)
Yours in Scouting,
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City