Re: Troop 18's New "Eagle"
RYAN KEIL (RYAN.KEIL@M.CC.UTAH.EDU)
Fri, 2 Sep 1994 12:28:14 -0600
I have read your posting in re the subject line. You say near the end
that there are no winners, only losers.
Step back a moment. You say the boys, even without being directly
involved in any of the discussions, etc., know what's going on and what
was done by you and others to keep matters in perspective and in
accordance with policy and the ideals of scouting.
They still win. Yes, they may lose much from what has and is happening.
But they, if not all then at least some, realize that what you and the
many other honest Scouters involved in this, are now resigning about goes
far beyond the meaningless badge this one boy will wear. The Eagle is
not made by putting a badge on. The badge is put on by making the
Eagle. You, and the other adults who have stood by you, and the youth in
your troop all know this. Some of these scouts may learn from this
ordeal that policies and programs are there to be circumvented and
shortcircutied. But others will learn the value of integrity and honesty.
I am deeply saddened by the events. I commend you for all your efforts.
I commend the adults advisors and leaders who have sought all along to
the right thing. I wish the best to you, and to them, and to scouts of
Ryan Keil, BEAR-ly Scoutin'
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City