Re: Taking Away Eagle Scout (or any rank)
Mon, 12 Aug 1996 11:19:22 PDT
>And remember, even though YOU physically hold the badge, the BSA can and HAS
>THE RIGHT to request it back. It is *their award to you* and you are
>*holding it indefinately*
I'm sorry, this is whisfull thinking. We have to keep the rights on those badge
close so we can prevent some missuse. However, there are limits to what we can
do. In particular once we give a patch to a boy, the boy owns the patch.
He can keep it, wear it, or sell it and this is none of our business. However,
keep the copyright for the design and we make the rules what a boy can do
WHILE HE IS A SCOUT.
>BSA's National Executive Board...the ONLY body which can "take away a rank".
Sounds reasonable to me. Of course we ought to be able to take away a rank;
however there is no way we can take away property or deny having issued
a rank. Not even national has the power to change the past.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City