Larry Tomlinson, Sr. (ltomlins@POSH.INTERNEXT.COM)
Sun, 12 Nov 1995 16:01:59 -0500
At 04:19 PM 11/9/95 -0500, you wrote:
>I have a few questions. First, could someone email me and explain how
>your rank and age system works, because I get quite confused reading all
>these terms like EAGLE and LIVE. In the Netherlands, we do have first,
>second and third class and achievement badges and all that, but I am very
>curious about your system.
I haven's seen any replies to you questions about our rank structure so I
will give it a shot.
The ranks are as follows:
Scout through First Class are earned by completing different skills and
community service. Skills such as learning about the trees and animals in
the local area. First Aid, knot tying, camping, cooking, how to show
respect for the flag, hiking, and the by showing Scout Spirit. While these
are not all inclusive they are an example of some of the requirements. They
are also at different levels. For example, we don't teach all the first aid
requirements to the new (Scout) just coming in to the troop. They must also
serve in some type of leadership position. Some are appointed and some are
elected by the troop.
Star through Eagle require much more independent work by the scout. He must
earn what are called Merit Badges. MB's are much more specialized. To
reach Eagle he must earn a total of 21 MB's.
To start the Trail to Eagle, the Star must earn six MB's, three must be from
the Eagle required list. Life must earn five more MB's, and three must be
from the Eagle required list. Each of these ranks must perform Community
service and hold a leadership position.
Eagle must earn an additional 10 MB's which include the remaining of the
required list of MB's. This gives him a total of 21 MB. The following are
the required list:
1. First Aid
2. Citizenship in the Community
3. Citizenship in the Nation
4. Citizenship in the World
7. Energency Preparedness OR Lifesaving
8. Environmental Science
9. Personal Management
10. Personal Fitness OR Swimming OR Sports
12. Family Life
There is one more MAJOR requirement for Eagle---The Service Project! This
is a Community Service Project which must be approved at several levels
starting with the Scout Master. It must be of the type where the Canidate
is the person doing the planing and is the leader in seeing the work is
done. It needs to be of little or no cost, that is all materials, services,
and labor are donated. He must write a report showing how he accomplished
the project and how he showed leadership. Records must be kept to show who
donated what, how many hours were donated by whom, etc.
This is a brief outline of the work that the new 11 year old Scout is
working up to as he advances in BSA. I'm sure others on Scouts-L will chime
in and fill in some of the blanks I left. After all, that is what we are
here for--to help one another.
A Scout is Reverent--Make it a Godly day and week.
Class of 61 (Gray Eagle) >>>--->Ordeal 95
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City