Re: Eagle Palms
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Tue, 20 Dec 1994 15:03:35 CST
Carey Probst <HCProbst@AOL.COM> writes:
>I have heard from some of the local NESA people that
>the 3 month wait between Eagle Palms has been
>eliminated, but the local council office has no information
>on this or the new requirements.
>Supposedly the 3 months were eliminated because so
>many Eagles never received all their palms due to age
>and the waiting period.
It is NOT TRUE.
There is NO requirement which states that an Eagle MUST attain all
three Palms, anyway. This is *additional recognition* above and beyond
the Eagle acheivement, as Paul Wolf's son can attest to.
The fax I have here from the Eagle Scout Service states that "there's
NO PLANS to alter the requirements or tenure between each earned
Palm". It is signed by the "staff of the Eagle Scout Service,
National Office, BSA".
Normally, Carey, local Councils (and their Council Scout Executives),
gets word about changes to the BSA program AT LEAST 60 days BEFORE any
changes are released through _Scouting_ or _Boys_Life_ (which explains
how I and a couple others here *seem* to know what's going on
beforehand....it's just we got "advance warnings" at about the same
time as your CE/SE does. Don't ask how). Additionally, ALL
professionals are told at least 30 days out through _ProSpeak_ and
through direct bulletins sent to the local Council which gets Xeroxed
and placed in each staff member's "reading box".
This would, if true, be first sent to the CE/SE, for sharing with the
Advancement Chair and Committee of the Council (and in two Regions,
the Advancement Chair would get a separate mailing or a copy of the
original note sent to the Council Executive). Next, in the following
months' Council pouch, copies of the announced changes along with an
announcement in _ProSpeak_ would be made available to each staff
member and also there would be a "cut out" for insertion in the
Council's newsletter about the changes. Finally, about one month
after the change was announced, you would read about in "Scouting
Around" in _Boy's_Life and "News Briefs" in _Scouting_ (and as one of
the first pages in the Direct Service Newsletter).
Someone there is pulling your leg big time, Carey.
Or someone wants their son to get all three Palms before they turn 18
and cannot do it legally.
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