- Oct 26, 2013View SourceA different take:Frankly, I'm uncomfortable with this entire e-mail string. However well intentioned it is, and regardless of many points with which I agree, should we be dissecting the behavior of identifiable local Scouts this way? If you were this Scout, how would the discussion make you feel? Or if you were the Scout's parent?Vincent KiernanTroop 129On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 8:59 PM, Will Rodger <wrodger@...> wrote:
This Scout is clearly doing his best.
A small matter – perhaps of opinion.
The rule is for Scouts to wear their badges of rank as soon as they earned and to be recognized at the Court of Honor later. Yet most Eagle recipients wear the old Life badge and place the Eagle badge on after the Eagle Court. I can’t find a reason to do this unless one wants to wait for the “big reveal,” which isn’t officially, at least, part of the program; we don't do that for any other rank, after all.
So - why put the badge on immediately? Here's our reasoning:
Our Scouts wear the Eagle badge as soon as it is awarded as per other ranks. Every day they don’t wear it they are, as far as I can see, technically not wearing the uniform correctly. There's always time to receive the medal and all the other good things that go along with rank at the Eagle COH.
Your mileage may vary, but I like the idea of Eagles wearing that badge every day they can.
WillAgain spot on!!
On 10/26/2013 7:32 PM, James Hellwege wrote:
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Subject: [cd-scoutleaders] Re: Out of Uniform: Mount Vernon Boy Scouts Awarded Eagle Rank - Town Square - Greater Alexandria, VA PatchWhat do you all think of this:-----Original Message-----
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Subject: Fwd: Out of Uniform: Mount Vernon Boy Scouts Awarded Eagle Rank - Town Square - Greater Alexandria, VA PatchCongrats to the boys! I'm sure these awards are well-deserved.While there are no uniforming requirements for an Eagle Court of honor, what do you all think of the uniforming in this picture?What do you all think?--YiS/Dominick
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