Re: Eagle Palms
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@NYC.PIPELINE.COM)
Thu, 5 Sep 1996 01:22:42 GMT
On Sep 03, 1996 14:58:18, '"MAJ Mike L. Walton (Settummanque,
the blackeagle)" <blkeagle@MIDWEST.NET>' wrote:
>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
>highest combination of palms that you have earned. See, since you're
>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 some pins on it...what's it for??"
>In your case, Tim, your badge says "Eagle Scout Boy Scouts of America"
>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.
I hate to disagree with you, Mike, but the 1995 printing of the insignia
guide (the most recent one I've ever seen in our Scout Shop here, clearly
states on page 22 that the palms are ONLY worn on the square knot or the
ribbon. Personally, I have no problem with them being worn on the badge,
but I cannot find any authority. The only possibility is that there was a
clarification in Scouting after the insignia guide was released, but I
don't remember any.
>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
Bruce E. Cobern
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City