Re: Eagle BOR Appearance
Peter Hickey (phickey@MAIL.REGENTS.PEACHNET.EDU)
Mon, 24 Nov 1997 13:34:41 -0500
Interesting question. Did anyone think of asking the scout why his uniform
"does not meet the expectations of the Review Board"? You might be
surprised by the answer (and then again you might not).
Maybe his families financial situation is such that he can barely afford the
basic uniform parts (all his other earnings going to put food on the family
table) [ therefore the baggy pants]. Or he and his brother (who is quite a
bit bigger) share the pants because of the same type of financial situation.
Could he have just done a good turn on his way to the BOR that would give
him a disheveled look? Maybe he used his sash as a turniquette to stop
someone from bleeding to death. Maybe he helped a stranded motorist change
a flat tire and wrinkled his shirt.
I am an eagle scout, so I am not trying to make excuses. I do believe that
a scout should be appropriately attired and, as a prospective eagle scout,
should strive to set an example by his dress. I had never thought, until
this post, about a scout showing up to his eagle BOR in anything other than
an impeccable uniform.
But maybe we should be careful to not jump too quickly to a conclusion. The
answer to the question, if asked, may actually make us proud that this scout
showed up in this condition and prove, beyond all doubt, that he is eagle
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City