scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Young Eagles
Dale Karweik (karweik.1@OSU.EDU
Fri Jun 23 2000 - 10:22:26 CDT
This is the third time this topic has been revived since I joined the list.
I don't know about the number of time before that.
I have worked with 43 Eagles as members of my Troop, as members of OA or as
District candidates for project approval and/or Boards of Review. I
cannot characterize them as young Eagles, 17+ year old Eagles or any of the
other adjectives used in the postings I have seen. I have worked with, and
in some cases continue to work with, 43 individuals. Each is unigue and
each has brought a different perspective to Scouting. Some have had
extensive projects, some were enough to complete the requirement and no
more. Some were athletes, some were actors, singers and/or musicians.
Some had their church as the center of their lives, a few had Scouting
before anything else. Some had to be prompted to answer Board questions
and others knew every answer and shared well developed philosophies. Each
and every one is an eagle Scout.
No matter what age they completed their Board Of Review, I am lucky to say,
all are still getting older and all are learning more each day what it
means to be an Eagle Scout. Young or old, it doesn't matter how mature
they were when the completed the rank requirements. It matters more to me
that they honestly completed all the requirements, that they continue to
live and grow within the framework they have established, and that they
accept the responsibility of being an Eagle throughout their lives. The
age they become part of the Eagle brotherhood is immaterial to the central
As one other frequent poster says - my mileage, yours may differ.
Troop 417 Scoutmaster Emeritus and Eagle Coordinator
Buckeye District Boy Scout RT Commissioner
Post 214 - Black Sheep OA Dance Team and Construction Crew - Advisor
Member Buckeye District and Simon Kenton Council Advancement Committees
Always an Eagle - EC430 Frenetic Fox
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