Re: Taking away a boys Eagle - a personal note
William J. O'Connell ("William)
Mon, 16 Oct 1995 11:56:24 -0600
I personally feel that an Eagle Scout Award is like getting a lisence to
teacher, practice medicine, etc. You have to go to school and learn how to
do your job. Like an eagle, you have to perform and learn how to be a
Scout. An Eagle Award is saying that you know how to be a Scout, not just
the outdoor skills, but Scout Spirit for rest of your life. In the Eagle
Ceremony, they should have asked if you are going to live by the Scout Oath
and Law, not just in Scouting, but out of Scouting. The person didn't
perform "his job" so his "lisence" should be taken away.
I disagree with the saying, "Once an Eagle, Your Eagle for rest of your
life." THAT IS A LIE! What is an Eagle Scout. One who rapers, kills, etc?
NO, but supposely he is. Once a person who is an Eagle Scout commits a
felony that justifies him not qualified to be an Eagle Scout, he should be
taken the Eagle Scout away!
Do teachers and/or doctors keep their "liscence" if they are unable to perform?
Troop 15 ASM
1995 Phillips Scout Reservation FYC Director
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City