'Eagle Scout' HBO documentary
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Tue, 27 Jun 1995 19:11:10 -0400
On Tue, 27 Jun 1995 Barbara Van Dyke <BarbaraVD@AOL.COM> said:
>HBO will be showing "Eagle Scout: The Story of Henry Nicols" beginning
>10. According to my cable guide it is a "Documentary chronicling the true
>story of a twelve-year-old AIDS sufferer who launched a community service
>project to raise awareness of the disease and to work toward becoming an
I've met Henry Nichols and his father, and heard them tell this story.
There wasn't a dry eye in the room by the time they got done. If the movie
is true to the story it should be a very inspirational, pro Scouting,
uplifting event. I may order HBO for the month just so that I can see it.
(Or else I will have to find someone with HBO who will tape it for me. I
can do that locally, so that was not a request.)
Henry and his father travel around country talking about the impact of the
disease on their lives, etc. He contracted AIDS through a transfusion for
hemophelia. I pray that he is still alive and that the story does not have
a depressing ending. When I heard him speak he was either in or off to
college and was still very much alive, mountain climbing, surfing, and
getting everything he could out of life.
If you have the opportunity, don't miss this story.
Bruce E. Cobern
MC, Troop 1, Flushing, NY
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City