Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Young Eagles
Re: Young Eagles
Joseph T Gulick
Tue, 29 Jun 1999 23:31:11 -0500
Mike Bowman Wrote:
"At the young age of 14 (in 1967) I was presented with the rank of Eagle
Scout....But from what I read, the chances are that I wasn't mature
enough to have earned the rank and most likely should have been slowed
down to become more mature. Fortunately, folks back then didn't think
that way. They were
tickled to see a kid really trying and were there to encourage, support
help. Back then nobody sent out solicitations for letters of
congratulations either. Nonetheless, I got letters from community
leaders I'd met through Scouting who thought it great to see a kid doing
I believe that when you earned your Eagle, young people grew up alot
faster. If you look at history, young people had to work and had more
responsibility forced upon them than the youth of today. I hate to
spread gloom, but we should all be aware of that, and if not, we have
some serious blinders on.
Just look at crimes among youth not only in the schools, but in society
in general. One major cause of this is lowered standards for our youth.
I am not saying that most of the youth live this way, but many do.
Congrats on the Eagle, and I assure you that no one will bash you for
getting your Eagle at 14.
Stan Rudnick wrote:
"Note from Mr. Rodgers: Can you say "Eagle Mill" boys and girls?""
I know Calvin Gray(through patch trading), and I don't think that he
could be labeled as a Troop that runs an "Eagle Mill". Sorry you might
Eagle Class of '90
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