Re: Revoking an Eagle
Tue, 17 Oct 1995 16:11:28 -0500
On Mon, 16 Oct 1995 William J. O'Connell <oconnewj@UWEC.EDU> wrote:
>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.
>Do teachers and/or doctors keep their "liscence" if they are unable to perform?
NO! But they do keep their college degrees. The license analogy
One takes courses (earns MBs, ranks, etc.) and then gets a degree (Eagle).
Then the college grad must pass a licensing exam, but it doesn't end there.
One pays an annual fee and must meet continuing education requirements, etc.
to keep a license. If you don't pay, or don't do CE, or if you break the
established rules, you lose your license. But no one takes your degree
An Eagle is awarded (for life like the college degree) and there is
nothing you have to do after that to keep it. No annual fee, no CE, no
established rules (but obviously some reasonable "unwritten" expectations).
Unless obtained fradulently, neither a college degree nor an Eagle award can
be revoked. So the license analogy is invalid.
Thanks for your attention -- Utah Cox (license-poor)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City