scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: Eagle Req ?
Paul S. Wolf (paul.s.wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU
Sun May 28 2000 - 12:19:18 CDT
Bob Lazell wrote:
> > We have a Scout who earned Star Rank on 12/4/95 and Life Rank on
> > 5/13/96. He is now being denied Eagle Rank because that time span
> > was 22 days short of the required six months. He successfully
> > completed his project and all other requirements prior to his 18th
> > birthday.
> Is it possible the Troop made a record keeping error? Then all you
> have to do is send Council a new properly signed (unit leader and two
> members of the committee) Advancement form for council record
> correction. It's the unit that tells council the date of rank not the
> other way round.
I sat on an Eagle Board of Review last week, where we had an almost
identical situation. The troop had held the Life BoR early so the boy
could be recognized at their semi-annual Court of Honor. (Another
reason for holding Courts of Honor more often.) We had a new advancement
report completed and turned it in, correcting the date of Life to be 6
months after Star.
BTW, through a series of errors by the Scout, his troop, and the
Council, including lost paperwork, the Board of Review was delayed well
beyond the scout's 18th birthday. In fact, he just graduated from
Cornell Univ. this week. We did get approval from the Boy Scout Division
to hold the Board of Review.
The troop had also failed to submit an Advancement Report for his final
two required merit badges, but he had the "Blue Cards" for those, so we
turned in THAT Advancement Report also. Then, just to really add to the
problems, the Scout turned 18 on Christmas Day, and his SM and the ASMs
were all out of town, and therefore he couldn't get his SM Conference
held on time. Since THAT problem was clearly beyond his control, the
time limit for that was waived also.
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Advancement/Safety Webmaster, USSSP http://www.usscouts.org