Re: Eagle Deadline Question: Part II
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Mon, 21 Sep 1998 13:39:43 -0400
At 10:22 PM 9/20/98 -0700, Chris Haggerty wrote:
>The confusion comes from people who decide to make the rule that
>you have to have the BOR before the 18th birthday to keep Scouts
>from rushing to finish Eagle at the last minute. The bottom
>line is in the policies and procedures as stated in the current
>copy of "National BSA Advancement Policies and Procedures", #
>33088A. To clear up the confusion on your part I will quote
>from the 1997 edition, Page 16, Boards of Review Section:
I would just like to confirm that there has been NO change in this paragraph
in the 1998 edition of the publication and that Chris is, as usual, right on.
>Please note that this paragraph has changed since the 1996
>edition of this guide. If someone tells you something different
>than what is in this paragraph, either they do not know and are
>making up a procedure, or they are still using old guidelines.
My only other comment is that, while the exact text of this paragraph
changed in the 1997 edition, the essentials of the paragraph have not
changed in many years, ie boards may be held after the 18th birthday, 3-6
months requires a written explanation, over 6 months requires prior
permission from national. And, as Pete points out, this information is
currently, and has been for many years, printed right on the Eagle Application.
>I recommend a copy of this guide for the person responsible for
>advancement in every Boy Scout and Venture unit.
Bruce E. Cobern
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