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Question: What was the highest rank that you earned in the Boy Scouts?
I was only in the Cub Scouts - 23 (28%)
Tenderfoot - 9 (11%)
Second Class - 5 (6.1%)
First Class - 7 (8.5%)
Star - 5 (6.1%)
Life - 15 (18.3%)
Eagle - 14 (17.1%)
Eagle Palms - 4 (4.9%)
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« Reply #40 on: Apr 05, 2017, 07:32PM »

Cub Scout, Webelos, Boy Scout through Life rank. OA Brotherhood.  Joined a fire department Explorer post, spent my time there and so didn't get Eagle.  I use something I learned in Scouting every day.  Funny story - on a college retreat the engineering students tried for half an hour to get the fireplace going.  Went through a pile of matches, some paper - no luck.  Me, the liberal arts/music major, got a roaring fire going in five minutes with one match.   :D
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« Reply #41 on: Apr 05, 2017, 07:44PM »

I'm currently a Life Scout, hoping to get my Eagle by the end of this summer. All that's left to go is a project and just a few merit badges still. Cit World, Communication, Personal fitness, and personal management I believe
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« Reply #42 on: Apr 05, 2017, 09:42PM »

I remember my scouting days with a great deal of happy nostalgia. I was a Cub, an Air Scout and a Senior Scout. I was a Patrol Leader in the Scouts. I even influenced my Dad into becoming a Scout Master due to his wartime military experience as a Physical Training and Drill Instructor. However, I do not remember the ranks as outlined in this Poll being considered of great importance in Britain of the early 1950s. In fact, I do not even remember those ranks of Life, Eagle and Eagle Palms. The emphasis was more on social activities (camps, sport and outings), making friends, fun, community work and discipline. One would be mildly interested on how many badges a fellow Scout had on his sleeve but it was not a great guide to whether he was a good guy or not. I do remember that the highest award in the Senior Scouts was a Queen's or King's Scout but I can understand why the American Scouting Movement would not have that particular rank. ;-)

I certainly credit my time in the Boy Scouts with giving me the confidence and organizational experience to tackle a wide variety of different jobs and management positions in later adult life.

I am not so sure in today’s Britain that the Scouting Movement has the same drawing power as it did in my day. I am also not sure what I think about ‘The Boy Scouts Association’ now being ‘The Scouts Association’ with girls making up 25% of participants. :D
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« Reply #43 on: Apr 06, 2017, 03:04AM »

Eagle 1972 One of the best things I ever did. Highly recommended.
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« Reply #44 on: Apr 06, 2017, 07:53AM »

Loved cub scouts.

But the local boy scout troop I was in was very dysfunctional to say the least. Very little if any adult supervision. I hated it.
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« Reply #45 on: Apr 06, 2017, 10:58AM »

I was a 3 year Tenderfoot. Lost interest in Scouts about the time I started playing trombone in 7th grade.  And my dad died about the same time, so I didn't really have anyone to push me to go further. But I was my troop's bugler for a while. I actually feel sorry for those folks that had to listen to me play bugle badly at all those meetings. My nephew got his Eagle a few years back. I think scouting is a great thing.
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« Reply #46 on: Apr 06, 2017, 12:48PM »

I'm currently a Life Scout, hoping to get my Eagle by the end of this summer. All that's left to go is a project and just a few merit badges still. Cit World, Communication, Personal fitness, and personal management I believe

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