Re: 13 year old Eagle Scouts
Patrick Lam (PLAM@MUSICM.MCGILL.CA)
Thu, 29 Sep 1994 16:12:37 EDT
>As has been discussed, for too many by age 13 they _are_ at the end of their
>Scouting career. Interest in Scouting among high school students has
>dropped markedly since my on HS days only 12-15 years ago.
>Again, unfortunately, all too many Eagles then leave the troop after earning
>the "Ultimate Award". I see precious few active Scouts wearing an Eagle
>badge. In my experience, they earn it and leave.
What I've observed is that I rarely see Scouts with Chief Scout's Awards
but mostly Venturers. (It can be worn as a Venturer or Rover if it
was earned as a Scout.)
This doesn't mean, though, that a lot of people who earn the CS award
(you have to earn it before 16, and it's encouraged that Scouts
move up to Venturers at 14) move on to Venturers, nor does it mean
that a lot of Venturers earned the Chief Scout's Award. They
could be true, but I couldn't prove it. But I don't think I've
seen a Scout wearing the Award. :)
There are about 10 000 Canadian Venturers compared to 30 000 Scouts.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City