scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Should every boy be an Eagle?
Thu Jun 15 2000 - 13:28:07 CDT
Of course not. If every boy were an Eagle, it wouldn't mean anything special.
Has only 10+ months until he turns 18. The chief pusher wants this
get his Eagle. So he asked me if it would be alright for the boy to do the 2
required merit badges and then back date them and the Star BoR to last
My initial reaction is I'm uncomfortable signing my name and attesting to
I know is not true. When I think about being trustworthy and honest, this
like I'm being asked to lie and cheat.
Good spot. That's exactly what you're being asked to do. Ask the "pusher" if
he thinks the boy won't recognize cheating, and if not, how he thinks
Scouting has failed the boy in this regard. Ask the "pusher" if he thinks
"Trustworthy" is something that counts in his personal and Scouting life.
Tell him it does in yours, and you will not be party to this sort of
Then walk away from him, and do as Miss Manners recommends for people who
have committed serious etiquette broaches: cut him dead, e.g., refuse to
speak to him except under the most formal of circumstances, and then only
Boy, this sort of stuff really gets me steamed (can ya tell?).
SA T47 Sandwich MA
Cape Cod & Islands Council
Abake MiSaNaKi Lodge #393
NSJ 1997 Nat'l Health & Safety and going in 01!
I useta be an Eagle...