Re: EAGLE PALMS (18 YEARS OLD)
William J Turner (wjt@IASTATE.EDU)
Tue, 3 Oct 1995 12:01:00 CDT
In message <199510031650.LAA15894@pop-1.iastate.edu>, firstname.lastname@example.org
> QUESTION: Once an Eagle Scout turns 18, can he still earn his Eagle
Nope. All ranks (including all those palms) stop at the 18th birthday.
> Reason for Question: The BSA allows youth members whom are in
> Explorers to stay active in scouting until their 21st birthday.
You can stay active in scouting until the day you die, although not
normally as a youth member, but then Explorers over the age of 18 can't
earn boy scout rank advancements. (They used to be allowed to still
advance once they earned First Class in a troop...)
> GRANTED: If the scoutmaster is reviewing the boys records (remaining
> requirements) on a regular basis, the scenario above should not occur.
> But this young man transferred into my troop in this predicament and
> now I need some guidance on what course of action is best.
Actually, IMO, the scoutmaster should not have to review remaining
requirements at all. The boys should (preferably) do it themselves.
After all we are trying to teach them leadership skills, among other
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City