Re: Eagle Removed
Patrick Lam (PLAM@MUSICM.MCGILL.CA)
Fri, 15 Dec 1995 17:28:17 EST
>(equivalent of an Eagle), they can kick me out of Scouting, they can lock me,
>but I am still a Queens Scout and I have the right to wear the badge on my
I was looking at some old Scout literature lately: old copies of
Scouting for Boys, and our old Canadian handbook- Tenderfoot to
In Scouting for Boys, where BP was discussing the Scout Promise and
Law, he wrote that a Scout who consciously broke his promise and
law could be 'directed to hand over his Scout Badge and never
to wear it again', or something similar to that. I'm sure you must
have a copy of that? Murder violates several points of the Scout
law, I think.
In Tfoot to Queen's Scout, one of the things about the Queen's Scout
Badge back then was that a QS had to continue to repass the Ambulance
Man badge every year, or cease to wear the Queen's Scout Badge.
Besides, the Queen's Scout Badge is Scout Association property, and
they give you the right to wear it conditionally. You can wear that
piece of cloth if you are a Queen's Scout.
So the precedent for taking things away is there; though in most cases
we want to work with the Scout to help him improve- rehabilitation
rather than casting him out.
(yes, still waiting for his Queen's Venturer interview...)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City