Re: Eagle Scouts and the Army
Mon, 31 Mar 1997 11:50:08 -0800
On Mon, 31 Mar 1997, Barry Brown wrote:
> Is it true if you are an Eagle Scout and join the Army, when you get our ot
> boot camp you are a grade 2 instead of grade 1? I know an Eagle Scout that
> was told by a recuiter that beacuse he was an Eagle he was moved up one rank
> for that.
In my basic training flight (air force) one guy showed up with golf clubs
cause his recruiter told him that he would be able to play in the
afternoon on the base course.
I believe the truth is that most everyone leaves basic as an E2.. the
rank second from the bottom..... it is kinda like scouts where you are a
Scout preety much upon entering that then after you learn the basics
and particpate a bit you become a tenderfoot....
It is like the day in basic when some TI asked who could type and a
number of guys raised their hands figuring they would get out to the hot
sun a bit and be busy filling out forms... of the 9 who raised their
hands six were selected and these six spent the rest of the day
loading typewritters out of offices and on to trucks....
so tell your Eagle NEVER VOLENTEER
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City