Sat, 26 Oct 1996 20:29:41 -0500
Mark Wilson gave a super answer when he wrote:
>Only the National Board of Review (who grants the Eagle in the
>first place) can remove the award. I have heard (legend, no evidence)
>that that has been done, however there is no automatic process
>such as having been sent to prison.
The body is really called the "National Court of Honor of the Boy
Scouts of America" and in addition to approving Eagle Scout awards,
also approves all awards of the Silver Buffalo, Antelope and Beaver
Awards and the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award upon local Council
There is no automatic process; each removal is decided upon under
its own merits and under differing set of circumstances.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons reported in their 1980 annual report
that there are over 100 Eagle Scouts held in federal penitenarieis with
those states participating in the demographic stuty reporting another
200 or so Eagle Scouts in state or local prisons.
I haven't seen the 1990 figures, but venture that those numbers are
Not a great set of numbers and nothing I want to really key in on when
speaking before a group of Rotarians; but the fact remains that we have
a lot of Eagle Scouts doing time. One Eagle Scout behind bars is too
As far as I personally know, only nine former Eagle Scouts have had
their badges revoked by action of the National Executive Board upon
recommendation by the National Court of Honor.
Thanks for letting me tag onto your great posting/reply, Mark!
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (Settummanque, the blackeagle)
(Brigade) Signal Officer, TF 21, 21st Theater Army Area Command
Kaiserslautern, Federal Republic of Germany
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