Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: National Screw-up
Sat, 6 Feb 1999 13:02:53 -0600
Well, National does it again! On December 10, 1998 my son passed his
Eagle Board of Review. On December 16, 1998 the paperwork was hand
delivered to the Council office. On December 17, 1998 it was sent to the
national office in Irving, TX. After assurances from both National and
Council that there would be no problem getting the paperwork back, the
Eagle Court of Honor was scheduled for Scout Sunday (TOMORROW!!!!).
Small problem - NO PAPERWORK FROM NATIONAL.
I sat on an Eagle BoR on December 30, 1998. the paperwork was hand
delivered to Council and sent to National. The paperwork was back in a
week. the Scoutmaster paid for overnight delivery. Is that what it
Here is an organization that pushes Scouters to encourage boys to attain
the rank of Eagle then they do not seem to give a damn about following
up on their end. When I called National to get information they told me
that they could only pass this information to Council employees.
Now I have to try to explain to my son that his Eagle CoH will be held
without any recognition from the National Office of the Boy Scouts of
America. Was this an isolated incident or endemic of a larger problem?
This sure does not make me want to spend more evenings and weekends in
uniform doing "Scout stuff". I keep reminding myself that I do it "for
the boys". Too bad National does not have the same philosophy.
Thought I would share this with you. Thanks for letting me vent some
Scoutmaster Troop 34
Advancement Chair, Troop 173
Committee Chair, Webelos Den 5 Leader, Pack 38
I used to be an Antelope (C-05-97)