Re: Revoking Eagle
MR TERRY L GARDNER (PNZQ86C@PRODIGY.COM)
Mon, 23 Oct 1995 00:59:45 EDT
Having been on a short trip and having over 300 messages has made
replying to this message longer than I would have normally, but I
just returned from my family where my father presented me with his
scout book that he had while he was Scoutmaster in 1945. Truely a
treasure I will keep, I also brought home my own scout book that I
found in the bookcase circa 1962. I will quote a few passages from
that book which in todays politically correct climate may or maynot
have been put into the latest scoutbook but I think the message
remains the same today as it was way back then...
The Scout Law
The Scout Law is the foundation on which the whole scout movement is
built. In the Scout Law are expressed the ideals a scout puts before
There have always been written and unwritten laws by which men have
tried to live. In the world of today, when you are a Scout, the
Scout Law becomes "your" code of action by which you try to live......
..By doing your best to live up to the Scout Law, you are a Scout.
If you should willfully break the Scout Law, you are not a Scout. It
is as simple as that.
A Scouts honor is to be trusted. If he were to violate his honor by
telling a lie or by cheating or by not doing exactly a given task,
when trusted on his honor, he may be directed to hand over his Scout
badge. pages 84, 85 Boy Scout Handbook 1962.
I think in todays lifestyles and morals even more so than when Lord
Baden-Powell started the scouting movement in 1907 these things
should mean as much today as they did when the scout law was
formulated. Today we seem to look the other way when things are grey
instead of black or white. To me this is a black and white issue,
if a Scout lies before a BOR or it is found that a felony is
committed that person is not living the SCOUT LAW and YOU ARE NOT A
Terry Gardner Basic traing staff, EPA, QM, Centenial Jamboral
I can't say no...
I used to be an Eagle...keep soaring to new heights...
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City