Skip to comments.President Obama refusing to sign Eagle Scout Awards? Anyone able verify?
Posted on 04/04/2010 4:48:00 AM PDT by cycle of discernment
(received the below in email) ----------------------------------------------- "The story you heard yesterday about President Obama refusing to sign Eagle Scout Awards in True"
President Obama refusing to sign Eagle Scout Awards is true.
He won't sign life saving awards either.
Every President since 1912 has been the honorary President of the Boy Scouts of America.
President Obama refused that honor.
Did you hear anything about the Boy Scouts 100th Anniversary? Why did the press ignore it?
Let's see, they promote honor, integrity, putting others first, love of country and of course they believe in God.
Not much press coverage on this story, the first president in 100 years to insult his finest citizens, Eagle Scouts.
John Beaurguard, CEO of the South Texas Council of the Boy Scouts of America joins us just after 7AM.
David Haynie has two sons who have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
Dave Hiser's son is working on his Eagle Scout award now.
This is the E-mail Linda Thacker, sent to Glenn Beck and I forwarded to Glenn's producer Adam.
Dear Mr. Beck, On March 24, 2009 I had the honor of attending my Grandson, David Osborne's Eagle Scout Court of Honor.
I imagine you have attended one of these wonderful ceremonies. I also feel confident that you are very knowlegable of what it means to have earned the status of Eagle Scout.
Our entire family is so very excited and at the Court of Honor we were all just beaming as our wonderful young man was honored for his acheivements.
After the Court was closed David's leaders pulled him aside and explained to him that they regretted to have to explain to him, as sad as it is, that his certificate was different from others they had presented because his certificate did not have the signature of the President of the United States .
They explained that Obama does not support the Boy Scouts of America and therefore does not sign the Eagle Certificates.
To date I believe there may be as many as 10,000 of this countries finest young men who do not have the signature of the president of the country they have taken an oath to respect and serve on thier Eagle Certificate.
To my knowledge Congress chartered BSA in 1916 part of which the President of the United States is the Honorary President of The Boy Scouts of America and President Obama is the first sitting president to personally refuse to sign these certicates.
I believe if the country were to be educated on national televison of what the Boy Scouts of America stands for they would join those of us who already know, and would be as outraged as we are!
Also, your good friend Jim Lago was also in attendance at this Eagle Court of Honor.
I had the privliege of speaking with him this morning on his radio talk show here in Corpus Christi and shared with him this same information. He was equally alarmed to say the least.
This information should ignite in every parent the urgency to instill the great values held by the Boy Scouts of America in their young men for the cause of maintinaing this great nation.
We must stand united. With appreciation,
Linda thacker, grandmother to eleven of Americas finest future citizens, David, Erikka, Adam, Ryan, Hailey, Tygh, Mana, Gerritt, Maya, Ezra and Lynden Osborne.
So, that's the story thus far, calls have been made, citizens are angry, especially the parents of Eagle Scouts.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if ex-president Bush announced, he would be willing to sign all Eagle Scout Certificates for as long as President Obama is in office?
We have a very small man in a very big office.
I’d be shocked if this were true. Even HE doesn’t have the stones for this.
If true, (I have not doubt that it is) then the next President (Palin 2012) could win back a LOT of good will by offering to sign these awards upon entering office.
Thats fine with me. why would anyone want that Marxists signature on them anyways? And on top of that, what if the born in kenya story turns out to be true? Would any scout want the signature of a phony President on their awards?
Maybe he imagines his “Obama Youth” community citizen force will replace the Scouts and have their allegiance in the “right” place!
I can’t find any evidence of this being true. Just because he’s stupid in general, doesn’t make him this stupid with specificity.
This smells of Internet hoax, but with B. Hussein...who knows?
“Its sad, but I wouldn’t think it a big honor to have such a dishonorable president sign it. “
I agree. I would wait for a REAL president before I accepted.
Who wants an illegal Marxist president signing anything, other then Marxist?
I’m not sure he could pull this one.
He’s running out of people to piss off, IMO.
Apparently there was an issue with him not signing the certificate or sending out letters. I guess enough ruckus was created and just a few weeks ago he started sending out letters, however there are still problems with the certificates not being signed even though they claim he will sign them.
Its my understanding that Clinton refused to sign them as well, but zero refusing doesn’t surprise me at all. Its bad enough that my certificate was signed by Richard Nixon, but if I was receiving my Eagle today, I would refuse the certificate if it had zero’s signature on it.....red
Hideous traitorous stinking pile of luke warm puke.
Do you have any information about this?
He’s not signing anything until they change their name to the Young Pioneers.
Who would want something signed by Obama?
The only thing I want signed by nobama is an apology and resignation.
I think that Reagan was the last President to sign these letters manually. My son received manual signatures from our state reps but a machine signature from Clinton. I believe that then-Gov Bush signed his by machine, but not sure.
This has always been a job for a competent staffer, to collect the letters and emails and to ensure that signed acknowledgments arrived well before the Court of Honor.
O’ has the largest staff in history and can't accomplish the simple timing of a greeting card.
I don't know whether this story is true or not. But you're dead wrong about Obama. He's capable of ANYTHING.
I can’t speak as to whether or not it is his policy, but I am the Advancement Chairman for our Boy Scout troop, and I can say definitively that Obama DID send and sign a congratulatory commendation letter to our most recent Eagle Scout (the only one we’ve had since Obama’s election). However, it was about 4 months late.
“On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my Country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. “
I guess that Obama has issues with Oaths of any kind.
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So help me God.”
This is nothing but pure BS and deliberate phony flamebait.
Admin Mod, please consider locking this thread.
At least thats my take on it.
My older son did receive a signed document from President Bush when he earned his Eagle.
However, my next son did not receive anything from Obamafraud... (he just received them from our Senators and Rep). Oh well, who wants a signature from the Socialist-in-Chief, anyway.
Under normal situations I would agree, but with this anti-American POS administration I would not be surprised at all there is an element of truth in it.
Plus, there is a link at post # 11 which backs this story up
We had a Masonic lodge night honoring the Scouts this year, inviting many local troops and leaders to a special ceremony. Since that night, we have worked with the scouts on many cleanup and charity projects. We were happy to do so and it was the right thing to do. Scouting and the Masons have ties going back to the beginning of the Boys Scouts.
Pity our government can’t recognize the ties THEY have had with them over the years.
GW signed his and sent the letters out with a personal note like his Dad did.
Bubba didn't, but he did send out 5 x 8 post cards.
It’s false. As any Google search could have told you.
Incorrect about Clinton -- my son earned his Eagle in 1998 and the certificate has Clinton's signature (unfortunately).
Nope. My nephew just got one with BO’s signature...
Yeah, it had more the look of an ‘urban legend’ to it, although one with very little ‘juice’.
It is debunked later in the thread through the links
someone provided on the subject.
So, hey, DJane, any developments with the uncashed rent check thing?
Oh, that someone who provided the links was YOU!
Didn’t notice until now!
clinton signed my oldest son’s certificate and President Bush signed my second son’s certificate.
He is appearing at Jambo this summer
There are many autopilot programs.
Most likely there is some homosexual supporter working in the WH who wants to disrespect the boyscouts and is screwing around with the signature stamp.
I would rather not have his signature.
nope...we’re now up to TWO months of uncashed rent checks.
Why would that matter — is Bummer a Mason?
Negative. Although it is in character for BHO.
If you are in CONUS, I'd like to say welcome back.
Not yet. I’ll be in on Tuesday night.
It might be because he has plans to deconstruct any youth organization like this in order to covert them into HIS version of socialistic youthful soldiers.
The parents are a little to tough to sell over but children are prime targets for spiffy uniforms and a cool salute.
Its an advertise fact in Obamas campaign to have the Youth Corps, why support Boy Scouts?
One of the scouts in our troop recently received a congratulatory letter signed by Obama. 1st in the troop. Thank goodness my 1st Eagle Scout was under the Bush presidency.
And I thought having Kennedy sign mine was bad, but BO.
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