Re: Palms after 41 Merit Badges?
Mike Walton ("settummanque,)
Sat, 4 Oct 1997 22:37:14 -0500
Paul Brown wrote:
>Combination of silver & bronze & gold. Max 3 silver, as I recall.
Nope. Here's the combinations, and there's NOT a "max" (ask Fred Rogers'
(email@example.com) son, for one...I think he's working on his FIFTH
(the number of merit badges appear in parentheses)
Eagle with Bronze Palm (21+5)
Eagle with Gold Palm (21+10)
Eagle with Silver Palm (21+15)
Eagle with Silver and Bronze Palm (21+15+5)
Eagle with Silver and Gold Palm (21+15+10)
Eagle with two Silver Palms (21+15+15)
Eagle with two Silver and one Bronze Palm (21+30+5)
Eagle with two Silver and one Gold Palm (21+30+10)
Eagle with three Silver Palms (21+30+15)
Eagle with three Silver and one Bronze Palm (21+45+5)
Eagle with three Silver and one Gold Palm (21+45+10)
Eagle with four Silver Palms (21+45+15)
Eagle with four Silver and one Bronze Palm (21+60+5)
Eagle with four Silver and one Gold Palm (21+60+10)
Eagle with five Silver Palms (21+60+15)
Eagle with five Silver and one Bronze Palm (21+75+5)
Eagle with five Silver and one Gold Palm (21+75+10)
Eagle with six Silver Palms (21+75+15)
(which I believe exhausts the *current* merit badge listing; remember
that Scouts may earn and use ANY merit badge earned since becoming a
SCOUT...they do NOT have to be earned since becoming an Eagle Scout).
The Silver Palms are the ONLY palms that get to be worn in multiples.
The Bronze and Gold Palms are worn to indicate lesser multiples of 15
And yeah, there's a LOT of Eagle Scouts that have earned more than two
Silver Palms. Remember that the BSA is now saying that the average age of
an Eagle Scout is 14.9, so that potentially gives an Varsity Scout or
Explorer up until age 18 (at least four years -- 16 palms can be earned if
he earns one every quarter during each of the four years) to earn palms.
Also remember that Eagle Palms ARE ADVANCEMENT, and that Scouts and
Explorers need to continue to be boarded before a Board of Review.
Hope this all helps....this information is also contained on the EagleTip
page about the background of the Eagle Scout Badge.
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