Re: Eagle Palms
Tue, 3 Sep 1996 14:58:18 -0500
Tim Miller brings up a great question worth repeating:
>I have been critisised (sp?) about wearing my eagle palms on the eagle
>knot. since I am only 16 I cannot leagaly wear the eagle knot.
That's correct, Tim...you have to OFFICIALLY wait until you're 18 and have
finished Scouting before you can wear the Eagle Square knot. But all is NOT
glom and doom....
> but I can't
>wear the palms on the badge. The only way to wear my palms Leagally is to
>wear them on the medal.
Wrong. SCOUTS and EXPLORERS wear the Eagle Palms centered on the center
of the Eagle Scout (Cloth) badge....right where the Eagle is. You wear the
combination of palms that you have earned. See, since you're still a Scout, you
still get to wear the Badge that "says it all"....not like us adults, that
have to explain
to every person coming down the pike "What's this for....it's nice, it's got
on it...what's it for??"
In your case, Tim, your badge says "Eagle Scout Boy Scouts of America" and the
palms in the center really MEAN something more...in this case, that you've
went beyond earning the highest award in Boy Scouting and has went onward to
continue to better yourself!
The reference is found in the BSA's Insignia Guide as well as in the
previous issues of
the Eagletter, the National Eagle Scout Association's (whenever we can get
it out) newseletter.
Share those references with those in your Scout office, Tim....either you
hit them up on a rather busy day or they were too uninterested in your
plight to look it up for themselves...I hoped that you've hit them up on a
rather busy day!
Thanks for asking....and yes, friends, I've added it to the Eagletips archives!
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (Settummanque, the blackeagle)
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