Eagle Scouts and the USA (was Putting Clinton actions in perspect
Koopmans, Auke (Auke.Koopmans@FAO.ORG)
Wed, 16 Sep 1998 13:16:41 +0700
You may be right about the 800+ other countries leaders but in our troop we
do have BSA Eagle scouts who are not American (a Swede, a Canadian and I
hope my son - he is a Life Scout - who is Dutch). I do agree that they will
never be President of the USA but who knows, they may become bright and
influential leaders in their own right (at least they have a good head start
having made it to Eagle).
Troop Committee BSA Troop 731
Far East Council
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 08:46:54 -0400
From: Cheryl Singhal <csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG>
Subject: Re: Putting Clinton actions in perspective
On Tue, 15 Sep 1998, Betsy Miller wrote:
> say that of all the bright and influential leaders in the world, Clinton
> was never an Eagle Scout.
I'm sorry, this is untrue.
For one thing, only "bright and influential leaders" in the US *CAN* be
Eagle Scouts -- it is an American Scouting award. That automatically
eliminates the other 800+ countries' leaders.
If Betsey meant to refer to US Presidents, then Gerald R Ford is the only
one who was ever an Eagle Scout.
If the reference was to the sitting Congress, I wouldn't want to try to
name more than four or five, although statistically there should be 40,
who were ever Eagle Scouts.
who learnt nit-picking from a old-fashioned news editor.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City