scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Last Minute Eagles
Craig M. Oakford (oakford@EARTHLINK.NET
Thu Jun 22 2000 - 16:04:25 CDT
It really doesn't matter what any of us think about young Eagles. As long as
the BSA requirements remain the same, as soon as a boy completes the
requirements for Eagle, he is an Eagle Scout.
It takes 30 days to become a Tenderfoot, and Second Class and First Class can
be earned as soon as all the troop/patrol activities and required camp outs
are completed. It is possible to do it in just a few months if the boy is in
an active troop. The time from First Class to Eagle is only 16 months (4 for
Star and 6 each for Life and Eagle). So a Scout can satisfy all the
requirements in less than 20 months. If a boy joins at 10.5 years, he can be
an Eagle at the ripe old age of 12 years and 2 months.
Do I recommend it? No. Can anyone do anything about it? No.
As far as leadership experience, we get the boys as they come. What we do
with them once they are in the program is the beauty of the Scouting program.
Leadership of an Eagle project should show what the boy is capable of. He
needs to "do his best."
NetZero - Defenders of the Free World
Click here for FREE Internet Access and Email