Re: Eagle References
Milt Forsberg (miltf@UX1.CSO.UIUC.EDU)
Wed, 5 Jul 1995 09:42:01 -0500
There seems to be a bit of confusion on the reference issue. Maybe this
comment will help clear some of it.
The Eagle Scout Application requires references as listed. Names,
addresses, phone numbers, etc are entered. If a boy has no church
affiliation, he may select someone who he has as a religious leader. The
reference does not have to be the minister, priest, rabbi or other head
of institution, even if he is a member of a church.
The local council Advancement Committee may choose their own way to
determine from the references that they are valid and that the boy does
qualify as an Eagle Scout Candidate. Some call the references. Others
require a letter from the references. Others may have different ways of
determination. The Advancement Guidelines state that the Advancement
Committee may determine as they see fit the information from the
references. Thus, we will have varied opinions on this subject. If
there is a special case, such as a police record, it seems reasonable to
require more evidence of the boy now being worthy of becoming and Eagle
I think we may have mixed the references listed on the Eagle Application
and reference letters. They are 2 separate issues.
SM, Troop 7
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City