Eagle mentor pin
- In a message dated 7/16/04 6:04:35 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> Just a thought. Perhaps a step-parent that would not be receiving one ofI don't, especially if the stepparent had little or nothing to do with the
> the official
> parent pins would be a good candidate to receive this pin.
> I think this would be especially important in today's society of blended
achievement. Of course, if s/he was a big support, this would be a nice touch.
But I wouldn't make it an automatic.
FWIW, my husband has three "dad" pins, one each from his two boys from his
first marriage, and one from the the one he got as a Tiger Cub when he married
me. The boy;s father also showed up for the ceremony and got one, but guess
which one is worn with pride whenever possible and which is lost already.
(Lest you think I am being petty about the stepparent for personal reasons, I
hasten to add that I am very fond of my ex's wife-- Of course, I feel sorry
for her that she married him, but she is a wonderful woman. She just didn't
have anything to do with the boy's Scouting career, since they live on the other
side of the continent. She wasn't the least bit offended not to receive a
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