Re: Revoking Eagle Rank
Deirdre LaRock (butterbuns@EARTHLINK.COM)
Wed, 14 Aug 1996 21:08:42 -0400
"J. Hugh Sullivan" <sull@MINDSPRING.COM> wrote earlier:
>My first thought was "what right does one have to take away something earned?".
>My next thought was that I pay taxes every quarter!
>If Eagle rank can be revoked, what does "once an Eagle, always an Eagle" mean?
For those of us, as you've stated, that have uplifted the title of Eagle Scout,
it merely means that once you have earned it, it is yours to MAINTAIN.
For those out there that have sulled the title and the responsibilities (as
we tell new Eagles through the Charge and other ways), it means that that once
you have earned it, it is your to USE or LOSE.
>I believe Eagle Scout is a two-step procedure: the first is earning the
>badge and the second is trying to live up to it for the rest of your life.
>The latter takes a long time!
I steadfastly agree with that statement, Hugh....there are so many Eagle Scouts
out there that have done some GREAT things...some of which are publically known,
but most of them will NEVER be known (and that's the way it really SHOULD be)
until way after they have moved onward to the next stage of life.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City