Re: Taking away a boys Eagle
Daniel W Brown (dabrown2@VT.EDU)
Wed, 18 Oct 1995 07:50:25 +0600
I agree with most of the arguments that I have heard for revoking the Eagle
award for the convicted rapist. As I recall, there is a procedure to revoke
an award for cause in the bylaws and I agree that lying (or not telling the
truth) at his BOR alone is sufficent cause.
That said, I disagree as I have before in this forum with people who put
future conditions on the Eagle or any other earned or honorary award.
For Example, Bill O'Connell says
> "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!
Bill, Do you really want the future commission of a felony as a criteria for
In an extreme case like this one, there are few who will disagree that the
person is not deserving. But do we really want to set the BSA up to judge
the actions of each Eagle or each scout for the rest of his life. Who wants
to set the criteria, hear the cases, and deal with the inevitable lawsuits.
I am here to teach kid in the best way that I can, not to judge them for the
rest of thier lives. We have enough kids to worry about. Lets call Charles
Whitman, Ted Bundy, Lee Harvey Oswald and the like as failures and keep out
efforts on the ones that we can still help.
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