Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Strong, Awake, & Straight
Re: Strong, Awake, & Straight
Ellery S Meyers
Sat, 17 Oct 1998 18:39:52 -0400
>Are the 3 items equal, as some recent posts suggest?
>Mentally Awake, Morally Straight, Physically Strong.
>We do kick out those we consider not in keeping with
>the morally straight provision. Felons, Pedophiles, etc.
>We don't kick out the fat or mentally retarded. And I
>don't think we should.
>But do we really want to take a position, with regard
>to the Eagle, or Scouting in general...
YES, I think that the requirements for Eagle are good and reasonable.
Do you lower the bar to get more to achieve the rank?
Or do you motivate more to go over the bar?
If you lower the bar enough, who will want it and who could respect it?
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