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Awarding Eagle Scout to returning veterans

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But, if you try to find Eagles from the time before computers, and they did not get transcribed from defunct council records, do not count on National to be much help.  Trying to see old paper records requires knowing the ghosts of James West or other founders.  :(

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On March 21, 2018 at 12:11 PM, Tampa Turtle said:

When did the Eagle at 18 cut off begin?


On March 21, 2018 at 12:57 PM, Jameson76 said:

In 1952, age limits were set so that adults over 18 years of age could no longer earn Eagle Scout


On March 21, 2018 at 1:48 PM, Tampa Turtle said:

So Fluckey got under the wire.

I think councils started to set limits around the 50s, but it took national took a while to set the agist policy in stone. From https://www.sageventure.com/history/changes/:


However, adults could earn rank until the official end in 1965 when BSA added the Eagle requirement of "serve actively for 6 months as a troop warrant officer."  This requirement was actually added in a Handbook supplement in 1963 but was optional until 1965.  Terry Grove in his book A Comprehensive Guide to the Eagle Scout Award, goes on to state:  "However, during the late 40's and early 50's the National BSA program began to frown on the idea of an adult scouter earning the Eagle Scout Award. 

The comprehensive list had been on the website, AdultEagleScouts.com, but that site is gone.

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