Thu, 22 Sep 1994 10:01:41 -0600
I hope the net will indulgde me for a moment.
All the discussion of Eagle BoRs, as well as my own son's Eagle BoR has brought
to mind my own trek up the trail and the non-registered "scouter" who kept me
on the trail.
Way back in the distant past (early '60s), way out in the middle of nowhere (a
little town that had survived from the oil boom days called Wewoka, Okla),
there lived a Scouting family by the name of Kittrell. Hank Sr. was an ASM
with Troop 426, Hank Jr. was an Eagle product of Troop 426 and second son
Stanley was my contemporary in the troop. This family happened to live across
the alley from me, so Stanley and I were envolved in lots of "stuff" together.
We learned that any time we indicated a lack for something to do Mrs. K could
be counted on to direct us to some scout requirement we needed to work on.
Cutting to the chase, Stanley and I, along with another of our neighborhood
compatriots, had a triple ceremony for Eagle. They moved the following year
and I lost all track of them.
The upshot of this is that I am not sure that I, or any of the three of us
would have gotten there if it had not been for Mrs. K "gently prodding" us to
work on our advancement.
If anyone on the net is knows any of the Kittrell clan, Hank Sr., Hank Jr.,
Stanley or Tommy, who were active in Scouting in Oklahoma in the '60s, (and I
bet at least one of them is still envolved), please pass on a word of thanks
for the the time they dedicated to the program.
I'm still working to deserve the Eagle I earned back then.
Eagle Class '65 (Troop 426 Wewoka, OK)
MC - T351, Madison, AL
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City