Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Wearing Eagle Medal
Re: Wearing Eagle Medal
Sat, 12 Jun 1999 19:17:29 -0700
> 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 feel as I am the District Commissioner, I should set the example......
> who's right?
> Steve White
I have been around a long time and have seen the medal worn by Eagles that earned
the award over 50 years ag and Eagles that are in their teens and twentys. If I
was an Eagler Scout I would wear the medal at any formal Scouting event that I
attended. I have the feeling that the one that told you not to wear it was not
an Eagle. Be Proud.. Many of us that did not make it wish we did.
Cliff Cray, A good Ole "Bear" NE-I-150
Former SM Troop 136, SM 97 Jambo Troop 527
Former District Commissioner
Activities Chairman, Historic District
Daniel Webster Council, Manchester, NH