I have my Eagle Scout (USA) board of review next Tuesday and I was just wondering what you guys thought of eagle scouts. Do you have more respect for them or do you see them with prestige? Just wondering.
I have the greatest respect for Eagle Scouts. I wanted to be one myself and had aquired all the necessary merit badges, but I ran into a problem. We were having our annual Jamboree, and one of the other scouts slipped a dose of LSD into my canteen. Sometime just before dinner I dislodged our patrol flag from its pole and used it to fashioned myself a diaper, which I then went into my tent and slipped into. After wrapping my underwear around my head, I ran through the camp screaming "I'm poopin' on the flag, I'm poopin' on the flag" until I was subdued by the scoutmaster and his son. I was immediately sent home in disgrace, and dismissed from the Boy Scouts. I've never forgiven myself. But I've still got the flag!
I'm one myself. On a daily basis, I don't think it makes a difference to most people (except employers). However, if you end up in a situation that requires your skills (like first aid, wilderness survival, etc) and respond to it well, I think most people would have a new air of respect for you.