2012-12-12 / Letters

Weighs In On Selling Eagle Scout Recognition

To The Editor

Attention Scouters:

As a former Boy Scout and adult Scout leader for many years, I was at first pleasantly surprised to see the “Eagle Wall of Honor” at Camp Sinoquipe! This highest rank in Scouting is achieved by only a few very fine young men who must design and organize a special community service project as one of their many requirements.

However, upon closer observation, I was appalled to find out that the only way to get your name on this “Wall of Honor” is to make a $500 donation to the Boy Scouts!

These exceptional young men should not have to buy recognition!

Please share your opinions and comments with the following leaders and decision-makers at the Boy Scouts of America Mason Dixon Council: William D. Hofmann, Council President, Mason Dixon Council, BSA, 18600 Crestwood Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742, e-mail – William.hofmann@copt.com, Jim Brown, VP of Finance, 129 E. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD 21795.

Gerald L. Reed

McConnellsburg, Pa.

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