Skip to comments.Meet the Boy Scout with all 134 merit badges
Posted on 06/18/2013 7:56:23 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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What “politically correct” falsehoods do you have in mind? Predator-prey relationships? Population dynamics? Habitat as a function of abiotic conditions? Perhaps you think that adiabatic temperature change and its influence on the distribution of conifers or developing the practice of intercropping in order to maximize agricultural output is “touchy-feely crapola”, but you’d be wrong, and I’m not surprised.
yup, good for him. sadthe group is so tainted.
i guess the boy scout organization itself didnt take the oath to be morally straight.
The fine young men of the B S A are not tainted. They deserve our support.
I was involved with Boy Scouts for around 15 years. I held positions such as Cubmaster and Assistant Scout Master. I watched as both of my boys EARNED their Eagle rank. They both earned it when they were 17. I have seen a few boys earn it when they were 16, but I can not imagine anyone EARNING it BY THEMSELVES, by 13.
Yes, I can imagine that it is physically possible for a kid to be rushed through everything by 13 if the adult leaders don’t care and the kid has nothing else on his plate, but it is examples like this which lessen the rank of Eagle Scout.
Now that Boy Scouts of America has abandoned their reverence toward God and their effort to have Scouts “morally straight” I will not have anything more to do with Scouts. If I had a boy right now that wanted to be a Boy Scout, I wouldn’t let him, because I have learned through all the years that there are plenty of other avenues by which young men can be taught to be leaders and self reliant.
I call bullshit. See my post #53 as to why.
See my post #53
” They dont deserve what theyve been subjected to.”
Nor do they deserve what’s about to happen to them...
Hey Logan - Go march Drum Corps before you age out. Carolina Crown is in your area.
“I call bullshit. See my post #53 as to why.”
LOL! You are limited by your limited experience. Perhaps you should meet some homeschoolers, they are not in your small box. LOL!
What about the other 200 that accomplished the same? Do you make the same judgment?
My son’s troop has a scout who is Life at 13. He is an outstanding individual and very motivated. He will earn Eagle and several palms before he turns 18.
Our nation is full of bright, mature, dedicated exceptional young men who can do amazing things.
Too bad we have a government and society that dumbs them down.
Every now and then, a star emerges.
Did he get the, ‘Phone Call from Nobama for coming out’, badge?
You have shown on numerous occasions here that you buy into the absurdity that humans can endanger the environment in any broad or lasting way.
We cannot, for thousands of reasons, like the scant population of humans on this massive planet, and the very nature of creation with its self balancing mechanisms.
Its great fun for some to pretend to be powerful, but it is a joke.
What’s about to happen to them?
It’s a shame you have no idea what you’re talking about. More so because you don’t seem to care. I guess that’s the definition of ignorant.
You and gaia are the definition of ignorant.
You’re welcome. Keep up the good work and don’t let any pious jerks hinder you.
Did he get the, Phone Call from Nobama for coming out, badge?
That’s a disgusting thing to say.
With the eventual intro of homosexual scout leaders, do we have to guess?
It won’t happen and if it does it will be minimal. This whole thing has awakened the scouts to that possibility and they’ll be ready to reject the homos. Besides, homos won’t be allowed to be scout masters.
At present, yes... remember, the left plays for the long haul.
Not in my son’s Troop, that’s for sure.
There’s nothing we can do to stop gay scouts, but we won’t bend one iota to accomodate them.
The B S A will prevail.
“Those experiences that made the 2 1/2-year journey worth it.”
Ok, let me get this straight. 2-1/2 years (30 months or 130 weeks) for 134 merit badges. That averages to 4-1/2 per month (more than one ever week) for 30 months straight. Hmmm...sounds a bit much.
I have no idea what your comment about homeschoolers has to do with this topic. I’ve known homeschoolers and I have nothing against them. However, I don’t care if you are the son of two geniuses and are a genius yourself, being an Eagle Scout doesn’t hinge on being a genius, it hinges on being a servant leader to those around you and demonstrating that.
I’ve known many very smart people, kids and adults, and being smart doesn’t make one even a good leader let alone a leader of Eagle standards. In fact, usually, being overly smart tends to makes kids loners and adults snobbish, neither of which are characteristics of a good leader.
Yep, that’s what I say when I read about a kid given an Eagle Ranking at 13....whatever.
Whatever you say.
Yep, based on what I saw in my years in Scouting, I wouldn’t consider any scout who received an Eagle ranking at the age of 13, to have truely earned or understood what being that level of a leader takes. I don’t care how smart they are, being a good leader takes more then what a 13 year old can really understand.
I should clear something up though, I’m not saying that the kid has done anything wrong, the error is committed at the troop level and continued up to the Council level. It is the troop and the Council that signs off on the Eagle Rank, the kid can’t force them to sign off on that.
There is the other aspects, of fun, leadership, OA, going crazy at camping, etc.
This sounds like someone either who is being pushed or is Badge OCD, and is missing out on all the fun.
“I have no idea what your comment about homeschoolers has to do with this topic. Ive known homeschoolers and I have nothing against them. However, I dont care if you are the son of two geniuses and are a genius yourself, being an Eagle Scout doesnt hinge on being a genius, it hinges on being a servant leader to those around you and demonstrating that.”
Homeschooling is a lifestyle of learning and serving. When your school day ends at 8am because you learn year around and choose to wake up before 5am, there is a lot of time in your day to serve, exercise, play, read, learn more...
” I dont care how smart they are, being a good leader takes more then what a 13 year old can really understand.”
At 13, my son was a better leader than his 17 year old scout mates who failed in time management, organization, and dedication. They aged out just shy of Eagle because they did not choose to make scouting a priority. Maturity is not restricted to age.
“Now, maybe your troop or Council has dumbed Eagle Scout down so much that it doesn’t mean what it used to or what it means in my area. Whatever the case may be, to me, a 13 year old Eagle Scout should not happen.”
BSA disagrees with you. And my son, who continues to lead and teach within his troop and council, is evidence that BSA is not wrong about allowing some 13 year olds to be Eagle Scouts.
You can get a sharpshooter badge these days for hitting the broad side of a barn from 3 feet away.
I fully understand what you are saying. He still has quite a bit of growing up to do.
I think the community service aspect of Eagle must have really been watered down. Back in my day, and one of the reasons I couldn't finish in time was that your community service project had to be a significant undertaking. (Effort and Time) I read somewhere here local that a kid got his by painting trash cans at a park. Hmmmmmmm.
Not at all. He is self motivated and goes to every meeting, every advance-o-rama and merit badge clinic. He is the SPL now and is very smart and has a lot of leadership qualities I wish I had.
He truly is an exceptional kid.
All the scouts, new and older, are his friends and he is not scout centered all the time. He just has a focus you don't see often.The scout master is a professor at a local university that is one of the top schools in the country. The president is an Eagle as well.
Last year a student saw his Eagle paraphernalia and they had a discussion. Seems he is not only an Eagle but has earned every merit badge available at the time.
Believe it or not, there ARE kids like this and they give me hope that we can get out of the situation we live in now.