Re: Eagle letter/Rec
Calvin H. Gray (405geezer@IGG-TX.NET)
Tue, 23 Jun 1998 10:51:26 -0500
Joseph Alessi wrote:
> There is one problem with your approach: it goes directly
> against official BSA policy as stated in the Advancement
> I don't have my copy here at work, so I can't quote the
> section verbatim, but it does specifically state that the
> recommendations are to remain confidential, are *ONLY* for
> the use of the Board, and are to be destroyed after the
Actually, the wording is "The Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook and
references are retained by the the council. The Eagle Scout Service
Project Workbook may be returned to the Scout after council approval."
I can find no indication that the letters of recommendation should be
destroyed after the board of review.
Many councils have elected to return the whole Eagle package, including
letters of recommendation when they are present, to the Scout after the
application has been approved by National. I can't imagine why anyone
would object to this.
Calvin H. Gray
Scoutmaster, Troop 405
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