Re: Eagle before 13?
William J Turner (wjturner@IASTATE.EDU)
Wed, 21 Sep 1994 11:24:15 CDT
Just to add my 2 cents...
I was a young Eagle at 13, but my brother was only 12 when he earned his
in 1988. At the time, the minimum time requirements were 22 months, and
he did it in just over 23. He did not have an easy time of it, either,
and he had leaders on his boards of review that were famous for being
very tough. His organizational skills were what got him through.
(That, and he wanted to pass me up in rank, and I, of course, had to
stay ahead of him. I started four months of rank ahead, and he had his
Eagle board just four months and four days after mine.)
Now, we are both Vigil Honor members of the Mitigwa Lodge and Assistant
Scoutmasters of Troop 182 in Ankeny, Iowa. We both served as lodge
officers, and now we are both members of the Xi Petitioning Group of
Alpha Phi Omega at Iowa State University. I'm in grad school (at 20
years of age), and he will graduate this May at 19.
It all depends on the boy. Some can do it and do it better than most
16-17 year olds, while some can't do it even then. Just keep an open
Will Turner, Weuchsowagan--One Who Has Knowledge
ASM, Troop 182, Ankeny, Iowa, Mid-Iowa Council
Eagle Scout class of 1987
Vigil Honor (1991), Mitigwa Lodge #450, Order of the Arrow, W.W.W.
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