As an Eagle Scout…

January 29, 2013 10:11pm
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The foremost responsibility of an Eagle Scout is to live with HONOR. To an Eagle Scout, honor is the foundation of all character. He knows that “A Scout is Trustworthy” is the first point of the Scout Law for a good reason. An Eagle Scout lives honorably, not only because honor is important to him but because of the vital significance of the example he sets for other scouts. Living honorably reflects credit on his home, his church, his troop, and his community. May the white color of the Eagle badge remind you always to live with honor.

 – The Charge of the Eagle Scout

I mentioned last night that the main comment thread over on the BSA’s Facebook page was getting pretty ugly, though the more it’s dragged on it made me wonder just how much skin in the game the various combatants were coming from. In particular, I was curious about the Eagle Scouts, frankly because I’m an Eagle Scout myself and I think all of this exclusionary talk is atrocious, so I decided to do a little impromptu survey and started capturing any of the comments where the author identified themselves as an Eagle Scout.

On one hand, I’m incredibly shocked and taken aback by so much negativity and bigotry coming from the mouths of fellow Eagle Scouts…

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But thankfully on the other hand, it wasn’t all negative…

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