Re: Bill Gates, Eagle Scout??
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Fri, 21 Oct 1994 23:31:42 CST
Greg Stewart <Greg33@AOL.COM> writes:
>We already know he is the richest man in the entire United States of America.
> But is he an Eagle Scout?
I didn't think so, and I haven't found anything that says so. But...
>One of my co-workers today told me he was. That was news to me.
>I'm not a big Bill Gates fan (although I'm sure that since I live in WA that
>I benefit from some of his tax dollars). However, I consider him to be a
>great example of achievement and think it would be neat if he were an Eagle
As far as my friend at the BSA's Registration Service can find out,
William Gates was not a Eagle Scout...however, the informal listing
lists five Bill Gates that were members of the BSA during the time
that Gates would have been a youth (roughly from 1962 to 1977).
Two of which were Life Scouts.
>Well? What do you folks know about Bill Gates and BSA?
I know that Microsoft has given rather generously to the BSA in the
Northwest, that in his earlier days, Apple Computers gave out the
historic "Apple Bags" during two Jamborees which became a
patchtraders' status symbol (along with the perpetual Malibu issues;
it was said in 81 that "you weren't a patch trader unless you had a
Malibu in a Apple Bag" *grin*) and that Bill Gates has been hit upon
several times as a possible member of the BSA's National Executive
Board. Who knows, it may happen someday!
Sorry so late with the answer...I've been wading through mail and as
of today (yesterday), I've made it to THIS WEEK. Unfortunately, our
Internet connection here has been down for three days and I've haven't
been getting Scouts-L mail consistantly. Oh well.....
Settummanque! @HEY! I'm still here....just reading all of the back
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