Re: A pretty site on campus this morning !
Randy Finder (naraht@DRYCAS.CLUB.CC.CMU.EDU)
Wed, 22 Oct 1997 10:54:42 -0400
On Tue, 21 Oct 1997, Bruce E. Cobern wrote:
> 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. . .
A place to start might be the local Alpha Phi Omega chapter. If a student
had that up at my school, the APO chapter would have gone out of its way
to get him information.
> 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.
And the people who might have made fun of them back home are long gone.
> 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
> between strangers.
And hopefully will keep them from viewing scouting as part of their past,
which will keep them involved during the time until they have sons of
their own for scouting.
> Bruce E. Cobern
Leadership, Friendship and Service - Alpha Phi Omega
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City