Re: Eagle Research (conversion of hard-copy to electronic files)
Amick Robert (amick@SPOT.COLORADO.EDU)
Fri, 13 Jun 1997 12:46:55 -0600
Since most of the records on Eagle Scouts at the National Office in
Irving, TX, probably pre-date electronic record
keeping, it would be interesting to see if a volunteer effort could be
made to enter them into electronic files so they could be searched by
various parameters. As I recall the one millionth Eagle Scout was Alex
Holsinger, sometime back in the eighties; hence, would take a fair amount
of work to key in pertinent info prior to the time of computer data
entries, but it could be done over a period of time. Perhaps a project for
an Alpha Phi Omega Chapter, or a Scout troop or Explorer post, et al. This
effort might work well with the higher efficacy computers being installed
at national within the next few years.
Bob Amick, Explorer Advisor, High Adventure Explorer Post 72, Boulder, CO
On Fri, 13 Jun 1997, Mark Arend wrote:
> I have a letter from John Dalrymple, Direcctor of Eagle Scout Services at
> National. They do have records of Eagles going back to 1912; the records
> are in alphabetical order by year. So, if you know the name of the Eagle &
> the approximate year you can get confirmation of that Eagle.
> But they cannot search through the records to compile a list of Eagles from
> a Troop.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City