Incorrect wearing of palms...
J. Hugh Sullivan (sullivan@WKO.COM)
Thu, 30 Nov 1995 05:04:13 -0600
A couple of days ago, I understood a parent to say that his son had 15 merit
badges beyond Eagle and he wore THREE palms. He is entitled to wear the
Silver Palm in that instance. My reply was limited to that specific instance
- nothing else. I added the following:
> >Anyone can misunderstand but, once informed, an Eagle Scout should
> >not continue to make the mistake. I have no hesitation correcting an
> >Eagle who wears palms improperly; the first time is in private and
> >is usually sufficient for one who truly continues to evidence the
> >leadership expected of an Eagle.
> Wow, how can you equate an Eagle Scout's leadership qualities to the
> number of Palms he wears!
Rick, how could you draw such an erroneous conclusion from my statement? My
response was solely directed to the wearing of palms improperly.
Steve, you, too, have expanded the subject far beyond my reply.
>Second, if you give me any group of 100 scouts or scout leaders and I
>can virtually guarantee you that ALL will be out of uniform if we want
>to play the letter of the law game.
Are you suggesting that it is not a problem as long as most people ignore
>As the kids would say, 'Get a life!'.
I thoroughly enjoy the one I have. My suggestion to you, since you appear to
rely on kids for your delightful wit, is: grow up!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City