Tuesday Talkback: What are your thoughts on 12-year-old Eagle Scouts?

plynch4209:

I do not agree that 12 year olds should be getting their Eagle Scout award that early, wait until high school. Grow a bit in the troop, get some experiences before working on Eagle, or you will be sitting around for years with nothing to do, or dropping out to do Venturing, OA, Sea Scouts, etc.

Originally posted on Bryan on Scouting:

Tuesday-TalkbackA select few very motivated boys are now earning the Eagle Scout Award before they can (officially) see a PG-13 movie.

Yes, the latest members of the “youngest Eagle Scouts ever” club are 12 years old.

First, the facts. It is, technically, possible to earn Eagle at 12. To join Boy Scouts, you must be a boy who is 11 years old, or one who has completed the fifth grade or earned the Arrow of Light Award and is at least 10 years old.

Reaching First Class comes with no time limit requirements. But once there, a boy must be active four months as a First Class Scout to earn Star, six months as a Star Scout to earn Life and six months as a Life Scout to earn Eagle. Add those numbers together and you get 16 months, or the minimum length of time from joining Boy Scouts to earning Scouting’s…

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