In my post of July 13, 2017, I referenced an article calling the Eagle Scout rank the “PhD of Boyhood.” In my post of May 14, 2017, I observed that being an Eagle Scout was likely the sine qua non — that got me to where I am today. It got me into college (it certainly wasn’t my grades or last minute application to Augustana College). As a result of squeaking into college (on academic probation), I met Donna. Had Lauren. Two granddaughters. Got a great job. Yadda yadda.
In my post of October 6, 2013, I opined that no one should be allowed to become a politician unless they were an Eagle Scout, or the Girl Scout equivalent — or shared the values thereof. That eliminates nearly all Democrats, a lot of Republicans and Donald Trump.
So how do I feel about having girls becoming Eagle Scouts? I think it’s great. It is a wonderful idea. While I prefer that this achievement be accomplished under the auspices of the Girl Scouts of America, if it’s done through the Boy Scouts, so be it. What is important – is to develop a universe of young women who achieve the Eagle Scout rank (by meeting all of the challenging requirements and living up to the values). It would be a major plus for them. And for America. Democrat or Republican, I would want them to run for office. And win.