scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: Age and Advancement
Brown Michael-EMB021 (Michael_Brown-EMB021@EMAIL.MOT.COM
Wed Apr 26 2000 - 10:44:01 CDT
>From: "Paul S. Wolf" <Paul.s.Wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU>
>> The unstated purpose of this rule is to prevent female
>> venturers from earning Eagle.
>NO, The STATED Purpose of this rule is to allow older boys who have been
>in Scouting but now want the additional challenge of Venturing to
>continue along the trail to Eagle without the need to remain registered
>in a Boy Scout Troop or Varsity Team. The rule has been around for
>years, and PREDATES the co-ed Exploring program which was the
>predecessor to Venturing.
While the rule of "earn First Class in a Boy Scout Troop and then earn
Star/Life/Eagle as an Explorer" has been around for awhile, there WERE
alternate paths to Eagle for Explorers that did NOT require earning First
>From 1949 to 1959, an Explorer could earn the Bronze Award, Outdoor Rating,
Ordinary Rank, or Observer Award.
>From 1959 to 1965 or 69, there was a special set of requirements for
Explorers to earn Eagle Scout that did not require have earned any prior Boy
SO, there was for a long time ways for Explorers to earn Eagle Scout, in
addition to their own awards, without every being Boy Scouts.
Venturing Crew #1838