Not all Eagles go on to greatness. But many who go on to greatness
are Eagles. A quick Google search lists these:
Bill Alexander, U.S. Representative from Arkansas
Gary Anderson, U.S. Representative from New York
Charles Bennett, U.S. Representative from Florida
William Bennett, Former Secretary of Education
Bill Bradley, Pro basketball star and U.S. Sneator from New Jersey
Milton Caniff, Comic Strip Artist "Steve Canyon"
Willaim Dannemeyer, U.S. Representative from California
Gerald Ford, 38th President of the U.S.
Murphy J. "Mike" Foster, Governor of Louisiana
James Lovell - Astronaut
Richard Lugar, U.S. Senator from Indiana
Sam Nunn, U.S. Senator from Georgia
Ellison Onizuka, Challenger Astronaut
J.J. Pickle, U.S. Representative from Texas
Samuel Pierce, Former Secreatry of HUD
Harrison Salisbury, Pulitzer Prize winning Author
Willaim Sessions, Former FBI Director
Steven Spielberg, Film Director/Producer
Wallace Stegner, Pulitzer Prize winning Author
Percy Sutton, Chairman of CBS
John Tesh, TV Celebrity
James Stewart - Actor
James Brady, Former Press Secretary to President Reagan
William C. DeVries, M.D., Transplanted first artificial heart
Walter Cronkite - Journalist, T.V. commentator
J. Willard Marriott, Jr., President, Marriott Corporation
H. Ross Perot, Chairman, EDS Corp.
Daniel J. Evans, Former US Senator and Governor of Washington state
Reply-to address is real
First man on the moon
Olympic athlete, former
world-record holder in triple
jump and long jump
Mayor of New York City
Guion "Guy" S. Bluford Jr.
Retired U.S. Air Force offcer
and space shuttle astronaut;
frst African American in
Former professional basketball
player, U.S. senator, and
Associate justice of the U.S.
U.S. senator from Idaho
William C. DeVries, M.D.
Surgeon and educator;
transplanted the frst
Former governor of
U.S. senator from Wyoming
Former speaker of the U.S.
House of Representatives and
ambassador to Japan
Gerald R. Ford*
38th president of the
World-record holder; frst to
circumnavigate Earth solo in
a balloon and an airplane
College and professional
Lieutenant governor of
Bill Gates Sr.
CEO of Bill and Melinda
Gates Foundation; father of
U.S. secretary of defense and
former director of the Central
James A. Lovell Jr.
Former U.S. Navy offcer
and Apollo 13 commander
Former governor of
Washington; frst Chinese
American governor in the
Richard G. Lugar
U.S. senator from Indiana
J. Willard Marriott Jr.
Chairman and CEO of
Writer and producer of
U.S. senator from Nebraska
H. Ross Perot
Founder of EDS and Perot
Systems; former presidential
Governor of Texas
Former NFL player and
Host of "Dirty Jobs"
Former U. S. secretary
U.S. senator from Alabama
William S. Sessions
Former federal judge and
director of the FBI
Recording artist and
Former U.S. secretary of
veterans affairs and secretary
of the Army
Thank you. My wife is particularly proud: she and her best friend were
the co-leaders of his Cub Scout den. Of the eight or nine boys in the den,
only four (our son, her friend's son, and two others) stayed in that den all
the way through Cub Scouts -- and _all four_ are now Eagle Scouts.
I thought scouting was about out-door stuff, survival, being prepared,
What do chuch-related activities have to do with any of that?
Why was this even posted to alt.home.repair?
If your choice of newsgroups is not appropriate, then you can expect to
get some flack.
What the hell is comp.sys.tandem?
None of these groups are appropriate for the OP.
Are there no scouting groups?
the rec is like a family and Doug wanted to share a a"happy" moment
with his friends. If you are not educated enough to realize that, it
is better to keep your mouth shut rather than prove your
WOW! Eagle Scout....that will open doors for your son the rest of his
life and a wonderful foundation to build upon. Good Job DAD!
Now let's see, you've posted all of 31 messages to USENET going back about 3
weeks, and Doug has been posting to all the groups he linked for years, so
who in the Hell are _you_ to tell _him_ that he's doing wrong by sharing
something with his friends?
You were wrong, as you would have seen by even a cursory examination of the
requirements for elevation to Eagle Scout:
"While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a
service project helpful to any religious institution, school, or community.
(The project should benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) The
project idea must be approved by the organization benefiting from the
effort, your Scoutmaster and troop committee and the council or district
before you start."
I was an assistant scoutmaster in a troop sponsored by a church. I took all
of the leadership training available.
In seven years, I never heard a boy say the was Christian or agnostic. I
never heard it in the training either.
The church never pushed it's doctrine.
It seems to me that a lot of people here without any experience with the
scouts are talking about things they know nothing about.
Scouting is about citizenship, preparedness, and helping others, just basic
I really was not responding to you. Some of the other posts are pretty
incredible. I had resisted posting before.
The kids went to have fun. We canoed in white water, rock climbed, back pack
camped and so on. I don't understand why a bunch of adults don't understand
I wonder how many of us could survive Philmont? :-)
At one time, I bled Boy Scout Khaki.
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