Re: 5 days until 18th Birthday.....Eagle?-UPDATE? -Reply
Matthew Theophilus Baldwin (S1169783@CEDARNET.CEDARVILLE.EDU)
Thu, 17 Apr 1997 15:23:18 -0400
John Holladay wrote:
"I am very glad that the Eagle Badge is made out for sturdy
But it is still very sad to see it get tarnished once again."
I agree that Eagles everywhere lose a little luster with every
cop-out project. However, I'm wondering how this luster became
so closely associated with the project. As I recall, the Eagle
service project didn't even begin until about the mid 1960's.
Surely Eagle was still a prestigious honor for those who earned it
before then (Pres. Ford, many astronauts, John Holladay, et al).
Along the same lines I don't believe that Eagles were "worth" any
less when the requirements were revised back to 21 merit badges
(from the 24 that were required for a portion of the 1970's). Eagle
projects are wonderful things--but I often wonder if we can put far
more emphasis on them than need be.
Sincerely Yours in Scouting,
Matt Baldwin XXX
Eagle with Silver Palm
Crossroads of America Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City