scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: Earning Eagle as a Venturer (was Re: Age and advancement)
Sun Apr 30 2000 - 18:04:28 CDT
> > This is a continuation of a policy that has existed for Explorers since the
> > 1940s or so.
> Maybe since 1959 or thereabouts?
My "Explorer Manual" first printing coypwrite 1955 on p 119 has "Eagle
Trails in Posts or Troop Crews":
1. 2c -> 1c -> Star -> Life -> Eagle
2. (Apprentice + Outdoor Rating [like a merit badge]) - > Star -> Life
3. Apprentice + Bronze (any two ratings ... Plus) Star -> Life -> Eagle
On p 120 "an Explorer retains crtedit for any PREVIOUS [emphasis mine]
Scout advancenment" it then goes on explaining Explorers 2c or
apprentice can earn merit badges and outlines the route as above.
The new Explorer manual "Exploring" (brought in the wedge) gave two
options on page 239 the "Boy Scouting method" refered to boy scout
requirements in other pubs and a detailed "Exploring method" (eight
steps) no mention of previous rank since there were none in the "new"
Exploring, but it did have a project (conservation) for the first time
and told how to earn merit badges - see Scout pubs. No girls yet.
Eagle as Explorer 1956