Re: Girls Earning the Eagle
Jim Miller, Jr. (jmillerjr@LSFCU.ORG)
Thu, 2 Feb 1995 16:42:56 EST-5
> The quotes are his statements as I remember them.
>1) "Since Explorers can't earn an Eagle through the Exploring program
> we have to have a BS troop." Is that so?
It is somewhat true. A boy must have completed his First Class rank
within a Troop in order to earn his Eagle with the Post/Ship. There have
been Eagles that started as late as 14, but they are rare.
>2) "Since we have to include females we had to come up with a rank
> similar to Eagle for them to earn." When asked about the
> Gold Award he insisted that was, "Simply not the same thing."
> I'd been lead to beleive so. True or not?
Similar, but the award you really want is the Explorer Acheivement Award
which is open to both young men and women registered as Explorers. It is
not as well known as the Eagle, but can be much more difficult depending
on the youth involved. The youth and Advisor together set the main goals
for the EAA.
What I wonder is why there is a Troop being set up at all instead of
just having a Post and using the Exploring program? Especially in a high
school environment where a co-ed program is expected, it hardly seems
appropriate to try to use a Troop program.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City