Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Wearing Eagle Medal
Wearing Eagle Medal
Fri, 11 Jun 1999 19:57:49 EDT
We have probably beat this subject to death..........
Last night my District presented the District Award of Merit to 6 adults.
Since I am the District Commissioner, I like to set the example. I wore my
Silver Beaver Award AND my Eagle Medal. I was told by a couple of adults
that only the youth can wear the medal....I was floored.
I know the youth can only wear the patch, and the adults wear the knot, but I
was sure I, as an adult could wear the medal. I only do it on special
occassions like when we award the Silver Beaver, Dist Awards of Merit and
courts on honors. I have been doing this since 1972 when I earned the award.
I feel as I am the District Commissioner, I should set the example......
I use to be a Fox.....currently a staffer
Always an Eagle 72