Re: AOL Time requirement/ Quitting at Eagle
Bill and Marion Cooper (wcoop237@PACBELL.NET)
Wed, 3 Jun 1998 13:22:35 -0700
I cannot properly address the Webelo requirement but I do know for a fact some
scouts do go on after Eagle. At our last Court one Eagle received his
Silver/Silver/Silver/Silver/Bronze (13th/86 Merit Badges) Palm and another his
Bronze Palm(he has 42 MB's and plans to get more) My new SPL is an Eagle with
2 Palms and nearly all of his newly appointed ASPL's for Outings(4), ASPL's for
Program(4), and 2 Troop Guides are Eagle. In addition to this I brought in 7
new ASM's, 4 of which are 18 year old Eagles(all with Palms except one) and the
other two are adults of new scouts. I've had maybe more than my share of
procrastinators who made Eagle but many have stay with the program until they
were through with high school or college.
The SM has an excellent chance when he does his SM Conference for Eagle and at
each SM Palm Conference thereafter to reinforce the Eagle Pledge -"to give back
to scouting more than I've taken out". At my 50th Anniversary of Scouting, 13
years ago, my original SM, Bill Wadsworth, said in my behalf -"and he's still
taking more out than he's putting back in" I had a good teacher. If you got a
problem with your Eagles, fix it.
The Young Family wrote:
> My question is this:
> When did it become a given that as soon as a Webelo earned AOL that he
> would be finished with Webelos? There are many other things for him to do
> like all the activity pins and all the sports beltloops and the pins that
> go with them and all the Academic belt loops and pins.
> This same atttitude seems to prevail at Eagle when most boys don't do palms
> and even fewer know about or work on Gols Award or whatever it is Now.
> Eagle may be the highest rank but is certainly isn't the end of Scouting
> just because a boy earned Eagle.
> YIS Jackie Young Jackie.Young@enmu.edu
> I used to be a double Fox and a staffer too.
> (Walking WB at Philmont and Cub WB )
> When you are in the service of your fellow man,
> you are in the service of your God.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City