scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Re: When is an Eagle rank official?
Jason Cruse (jcruse@SOCKET.NET
Sun Aug 27 2000 - 13:51:10 CDT
>In my experience, the biggest source of problems is when scouts have
>transferred between different troops/councils and doesn't have proper
>paperwork to back up advancement history.
I haven't seen of these problems, but can certainly see how they would be an
>> These are the biggest things that slow up an Eagle application. Our
>> has had personal experience with the latter, when our office misplaced a
>> full year of advancement reports and we had to regenerate them. I don't
>> know how common that is.
>Are you sure it is the "office"? I heard from one troop that a year of
>their advancement records was missing from council's records, but since
>it was just one troop, included several reports, and coincided with the
>tenure of a specific advancement chair at the troop, I can draw a different
Except in our case, the 'office' admitted to finding the records someplace
else when we produced copies of ALL the advancement records. We eventually
convinced them to scour, which they did grudgingly, after we said that we
would come help if they wanted the extra man-power. Lo and behold, a week
later, the records suddenly appeared, and we were told there was no problem.
Don't know where they were or what was going. Unfortunately, I know of at
least three other scoutmasters in the same council who have had the same
problems (in different districts...).