Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Wearing Eagle Medal
Re: Wearing Eagle Medal
Paul S. Wolf
Fri, 11 Jun 1999 20:36:58 -0400
> 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
> 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...... who's right?
You are. No doubt about it.
>From the Insignia Guide:
"Eagle Award, silver medal suspended from scroll...;
Boy Scout, Adults wear only on formal occasions."
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Winding Rivers Dist. Advancement Comm., Greater Cleveland Council, BSA
Advancement Webmaster, US Scouting Service Project (www.usscouts.org)