Re: Embarassed Eagles
Paul S. Wolf (Paul.S.Wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU)
Sun, 9 Aug 1998 12:24:19 -0400
Cheryl Singhal wrote:
> I've been wondering about all those "extra" MBs.
> The book says 21 MBs for Eagle and 5 more for each Palm. It also adds
> a phrase which apparently *I* am misinterpreting (either that, or all
> the rest of you are -- your choice?)
> As I read the requirements, each palm involves earning 5 MBs AFTER (a)
> earning Eagle or (b) earning the last palm. Otherwise, a Scout with
> 33 MBs could get his Eagle and two Palms at the same CoH. Since
> National routinely refuses these palms (my son had at least two palms
> worth of MBs, and his friend had 5 or 6, and a Troop mate had 1), we
> have been assuming they meant it.
You are misreading the requirements. It specifically does NOT say
"AFTER". Here are the complete requirements:
After becoming an Eagle Scout, you may earn Palms by completing the
1. Be active in your troop and patrol for at least 3 months after
becoming an Eagle Scout or after award of last Palm.
2. Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and
Scout Law in your everyday life.
3. Make a satisfactory effort to develop and demonstrate leadership
4. Earn five additional merit badges beyond those required for Eagle
or last palm. (Merit Badges earned any time since becoming a Boy
Scout may be used to meet this requirement.)
5. Take Part in a Scoutmaster conference.
1. Three months (or more) have passed between the Eagle Board
of Review and the Court of Honor,
2. The Scout has continued to show Scout spirit,
3. The Scout has made an effort to develope leadership ability,
4. The Scout has 26 or more Merit Badges,
and 5. He has had another SM Conference (and Board of Review),
then he may indeed receive a Bronze Palm at his CoH.
If the CoH is delayed for 3 more months, he has 31 MB's, and the other
reqs. are met, he could get a Silver Palm at the CoH.
The keys are in requirements 1 and 4. There must be a 3 month time
period between Boards of Review, and the statement that "Merit Badges
earned any time since becoming a Boy Scout may be used to meet this
requirement." (You may have missed this note, which appears at the
bottom of the page in the Requirements book)
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
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