Re: I used to be a ...
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Fri, 2 Aug 1996 11:43:58 -0400
On Fri, 2 Aug 1996, Settummanque, the blackeagle (MAJ) Mike L. Walton wrote:
> John Pannell wrote:
> >It was recently asked what was meant by all of us who end our messages
> >with "I used to be a ...(animal name here)". Perhaps we should include this
> >question in this list's FAQ if it already isn't there?
> Finally, when a person refers to this line and states "I used to be an
> Eagle...", they may NOT be referring to the Eagle Scout Rank, but service as
> a member of the Eagle Den, Patrol, or Crew during Wood Badge. Eagle Scouts
> know that "once an Eagle, always an Eagle" Scout, which is the highest youth
> rank available to youth members in the Boy Scout program in the United States.
Respectfully suggest, as the mother of an Eagle Scout, that National make
some attempt not to confuse the issue. If Eagle Scout is the highest
youth rank, then the word should be reserved for that usage.
Partly, using it for other activities lessens the import of being an
Eagle Scout, but without a lengthy, detailed explanation NON-Scouters may
well confuse being a Woodbadge Eagle with being an Eagle Scout.
IMHO, of course.
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