What's in a name? in Open Discussion - Program Posted Tuesday at 12:13 AM 4 minutes ago, shortridge said: My first troop was a beret troop ... we looked darn good, too! Can we at least all agree that the skill awards for the belts (not the skills but the metal award) were ridiculous. Though young I was able to get in under the wire in December of 73 with my Eagle completed. Talk about an incentive. There was a definite caste system for many years; were you an "old" Eagle requirements Eagle (outdoorsman to the core, no fear. out wrestling bears) or a "new" Eagle requirements Eagle (never camped, asked cops for directions on your hike if you get lost, full urban kid scared of the evil woods). Ah the good old days.