Re: Eagle Palms
Kenneth De Vilbiss (K_E_DeVilbiss@CLASSIC.MSN.COM)
Fri, 10 Oct 1997 16:56:10 +0000
Forgive me for being dense, but let me see if I understand how palms work for
the boy who REALLY likes to earn them. Say Tom has his Eagle BOR in May and
has at that time 36 merit badges. 21, including the Eagle required ones go
toward this rank. This leaves 15 extras. Three months later, he may have a
BOR for a bronze palm, using 5 of the extras. Three months after that he has
another BOR for a gold palm, using another 5 of the extras. And finally 3
months after the gold palm, he has a BOR for a silver palm. This completes
the extras he had at the time of his Eagle BOR. Any merit badges he has
earned in the 9 months since would go towards a second bronze palm.
Have I got it right? He wouldn't just go straight to a silver palm 3 months
after his Eagle BOR, right? I don't have any boys in this situation, but I'd
like to be ready if it does happen. As it stands now our little troop has 2
Stars ready to go to Life soon and one Life (my son) who has just decided that
Eagle really is attainable. (Hooray for Jamboree revitalizing him!!!) One of
the Stars LOVES merit badges, though and so I want to be sure I understand the
Meanwhile, those of you who say an extra pray for boys working on Eagle, say
one for John, my son. He has until July 4 to finish 6 merit badges and his
project. Project was approved last night and 5 of the 6 merit badges have
been partially completed (some for years). I'm glad he finally decided that
he CAN do it, but worry that the current motivation won't last. I'm biting my
tongue as hard as I can to keep from pushing him, as I know that will stop him
faster than anything. So a few prayers are my way to help him get there.
Thank the list for all the support you've given me.
Ellen DeVilbiss K_E_DeVilbiss@msn.com
TC & WL Pack 80, Advancement Chair Troop 63, Cub Roundtable Commish, Arapahoe
Dist, Longs Peak Council, Louisville, CO
Moderation in all things, including moderation.
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