Can't Eagle candidates fail, Bruce?
J. Hugh Sullivan (sull@MINDSPRING.COM)
Fri, 13 Sep 1996 16:06:16 -0500
"Bruce E. Cobern" <bec@NYC.PIPELINE.COM> wrote:
Subject: Re: Eagle BOR Failure?
>A Scout who is already over 18 at the time of his board is the only Scout
who can "fail" an Eagle board, >IMO, rather than being "deferred."
Our difference may be in defining "fail" and "deferred", Bruce.
About 20 years ago we had a candidate whose uncle had couselled him on about
17 or 18 of his MBs. The candidate admitted he had to do very little for the
badges since his uncle "knew" him. How about a candidate who will not
support the BSA ideals of duty to God and duty to Country? I know you are
aware of troops where those ideals are almost ignored, yet they are registered.
If the board can't fail such candidates, don't we become a mere rubber stamp
and therefore superfluous? To me, the board is a candidates final exam and
failure is a possibility.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City