Re: Interesting B.O.R.
J. Hugh Sullivan (sull@MINDSPRING.COM)
Mon, 15 Dec 1997 11:31:19 -0600
"Bruce E. Cobern" <email@example.com> wrote:
To: "J. Hugh Sullivan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Interesting BoR for Eagle reply
>Technically, that is correct. There is no requirement that the 18 year
>old having his permissible board be registered in Scouting.
Page 11 of the Advancement Guidelines under Age Requirements states: "Merit
badges, badges of rank and Eagle palms are for registered Boy Scouts. Any
registered Boy Scout or Explorer Scout may earn these awards until his 18th
That can probably be interpreted several ways but I read it to say he must
be registered. The Eagle BoR is a part of the process of earning the Eagle
badge. If the Scout in question was not registered at the time of the Board,
by the rules he was not entitled to complete the earning of the award. What
I believe is that his registration was extended just as the time for the
Board was extended thus satisfying all conditions, technical or otherwise.
>I think he is definitely NOT a member of the BSA once he turns 18.
Based on the above I must disagree. Besides the gnat is getting to be a
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