Re: Foreign Scouts & BSA
Gregory Benesh (BENESHG@BAYLOR.EDU)
Sun, 6 Aug 1995 13:01:30 -0500
I don't think the BSA is at all arrogant in not giving the Eagle rank
to qualified foreign Scouts! A parallel can be found in how universities
grant transfer credit. They do not allow all requirements for a degree
to transfer. Instead, some requirements must be earned "in residence."
They are not being arrogant.
BSA is being very reasonable in requiring only six months "residency"
in the case of a foreign Scout being granted Life rank. BTW, do other
Scout Associations give their highest award to Eagle Scouts in similar
situations? The conversation I had with Ian Ford in March leads me to
believe they would do much as the BSA. An Eagle Scout wouldn't have
to start at the beginning; but he wouldn't start at the end either.
BTW, I was a postdoc at Cambridge University. The university gave me
"M.A. status." So my American Ph.D. didn't give me a Cambridge Ph.D.,
or even a Cambridge M.A., but it did give me "M.A. status." Was that
arrogant of them? <g>
Yours in Scouting,
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City