scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Last Minute Eagles
Darryl Hammill (darryl.hammill@NCMAIL.NET
Wed Jun 21 2000 - 16:01:43 CDT
The average age for achieving Eagle right now is, I believe, 14.8. I can see the validity in the idea that a 15 year old Eagle might be around a little longer to impart leadership and skills to younger Scouts. However, I do not agree that a 14.8 year old young man understands or comprehends the significance of becoming an Eagle Scout. Furthermore, I am not 100% convinced that a 14.8 year old Scout would attempt an equal Eagle project to a 17 year old young man. I suspect too many young men are being rushed through the ranks - and are achieving Eagle way before they are ready. Just my personal opinion - but I suspect I am not alone in this fear.