Re: A pretty site on campus this morning !
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Tue, 21 Oct 1997 21:01:29 -0400
At 04:03 PM 10/21/97 -0400, Donald R Izard wrote:
> As I was walking from the parking area to my office this bright
> sunny morning, a familiar site caught my eye - about 4 Floors up
> in the dorms on campus! The large "Eagle" flag (white back ground)
> with the eagle medal - about 3 feet tall.
> There is was for all to see, displayed right in a dorm window,
> on a college campus.
> Maybe some scouts are embarrassed by the uniform, but at least
> one scout on this campus, is a PROUD eagle scout! Now I have to
> try to find out WHO it is. . .
This is not unusual. I have found over the years that by the time the young
men get to college they have gotten over most of their embarrassment of
being a Scout. Also, when they arrive on a new campus, in a strange
situation, they are looking for something that they have in common with
their fellow students.
It is not unusual for the Eagle certificate or the Vigil Honor certificate
to be hung prominently in dorm rooms. There they create the inevitable "Oh,
you're an Eagle Scout too" type of comment and create an instant bond
Bruce E. Cobern
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City