scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Re: Clinton's signature dropped...
Sun Aug 27 2000 - 11:38:16 CDT
> Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2000 03:50:48 -0400
Mike wrote (in part):
> >There is one piece that the article did not talk about, and
> >that is the fact that Eagle Scouts who DO WISH to have a certificate with
> >the Honorary President's signature need only to send their Eagle Scout
> >certificate and/or card to the Eagle Scout Service and they will replace
> >it with certificates with the President's signature. Those are limited in
> >number, only because the National office is in the process of removing
> >everything with the old signatures to make way ...<snip>...signature as the
> >new Honorary National President.
Well, that's the good news AND the bad news.
It's good news that this option is still available.
It's bad news because:
1) National is not openly informing people of that option;
2) Anyone with a semblance of management acumen would know that:
a. this is an inefficient and costly procedure for all involved;
b. the approximate number of youth receiving Eagles can be projected
in time to the known date of Presidential transition to limit any
production run (the same applies to CSE);
c. if transition occurs before the anticipated date: FDR-Truman, 1945;
Kennedy-Johnson, 1963; Nixon-Ford, 1974 you accept stock on hand as
d. National should not, with five months until the Inauguration, be
removing stock - but depleting stock or limiting reorders;
3) If National chose to accomodate those who desired not to have
Clinton's signature on the certificate they could have done a
limited production run;
4) If National chooses to reinstitute the signature of the next and
Presidents upon the Certificate (and other places), it will
demonstrate the political judgements they interpose upon their