Re: Eagle recognition
Wes Clark (wclark@PIONEER.USPTO.GOV)
Tue, 28 Feb 1995 14:16:34 -0500
On Mon, 27 Feb 1995, Kerry Sipe wrote:
> The president of the United States is honorary president of the Boy Scouts
> of America and his imprimatur on an Eagle ceremony is, in my view,
> It is distressing to me that an adult (Scout leader or even a parent) would
> let his or her personal opinion of the politics of the incumbent undermine
> the respect that an Eagle Scout should have for the office of the president.
> But even when they do, it does not diminish the genuine respect that present
> and past holders of the office have for those young men who wear the Eagle.
When I was in the military I was taught that respect was *earned,* not
automatically granted. Of course, respecting the office is one thing -
respecting the holder of the office is quite another.
(By the way, President Clinton is the only holder of that office not to
visit the scouts at the most recent Jamboree - just down the road from the
White House at Fort A.P. Hill. If I am in error about this, please
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City