Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: Rank Advancement Question
Re: Rank Advancement Question
Sun, 22 Nov 1998 14:17:29 -0500
In a message dated 11/22/98 1:52:48 PM, chaflesl@ISU.EDU wrote:
<< this new Life Scout will have to use the new requirements
for between Life and Eagle is a 6 months wait. What's the real shame (I
guess) is that he could have had his Board a within the last year.>>
>From the facts you list, the Life Scout will need to use the new requirements.
But let's be realistic about this. It's not as if he is being required to be
flogged or keelhauled. Under the worst of circumstances, he has to earn two
Merit Badges which he wasn't planning to earn -- Swimming or Cycling or Hiking
and Personal Fitness. Granted these are normally summer or spring Merit
Badges so he may need a few extra months to get his Eagle. And granted that
they may require him to demonstrate a level of Physical Fitness which he had
not counted on. But it isn't like the change which was made in the '60s when
the Eagle project was added (when I earned the Eagle, there was no project
required.) And since you said that he could have gone for his board of
review any time during the past year, those few months would seem not to
matter that much to him.
So the former requirements are history for him. Long live the requirements.
I am sure he will complete them and be a proud Eagle Scout.