Sunday, 02 May 2010 10:02
Congrats to Eric O, who has completed a Board of Review for the awarding of his Eagle Scout Bronze (1st) and Gold (2nd) Palms. The Palms are attached to the suspension ribbon of the Eagle medal. To earn a Palm, the Scout must
- Be active in your Troop or Crew for at least 3 months after becoming an Eagle Scout or after the award of last Palm.
- Demonstrate Scout spirit by living the Scout Oath (Promise) and Scout Law in your everyday life.
- Make a satisfactory effort to develop and demonstrate leadership ability.
- Earn five additional merit badges beyond those required for Eagle or last Palm.
- Take Part in a Scoutmaster or Advisor conference.
- Complete a board of review.
Any Scout who has achieved First Class rank in a Troop can continue his rank advancement and awards up through Eagle as a Venturer until his 18th birthday. In fact, it's usually much faster to advance as a Venturer because the Crew provides a much broader and active program for those in their middle 'teens. Additionally, he can continue his Venturing awards recognition of Bronze, Gold, Silver and the associated special awards of Quest, Trust, and Ranger until his 21st birthday. Until they are 18, any Venturer can wear their Boy Scout rank badge or Girl Scout award on their Venturing uniform. Once they turn 18, the rank/award badges or ribbons are converted to Square Knots worn above the pocket. On special occasions, a Venturer can don their full medals, no more than 5 in a single row, just above the pocket flap.