It seems I may have misspoken in the Happy 100th Birthday video, and incorrectly referred to myself as a "former Eagle Scout." It's been a long time, but now that you mention it, I do recall the "Eagle for Life" thing. Goes to show how far afield I've wandered since my own Court of Honor. (They still have those, right?)
To be honest, (a quality to which I still aspire,) I was briefly tempted to argue that the word "former" in my turn of phrase - "former Eagle Scout" - was really an attempt to modify the word "Scout," and not "Eagle." For indeed, I am a "former Scout." Had I said "former Eagle," I would have been clearly mistaken. Whereas "former Eagle Scout" allows for some grammatical wiggle room. However, along with something about Trustworthy, a Scout is most assuredly not Pedantic. So I will avoid the head of this particular pin, and endeavor to do better next time.
PS. Notice in the video I stumbled on the word, "former."
Maybe my subconscious knew better all along.
It usually does...
Last edited by ModSammy; 07-27-2010 at 09:58 AM.
Very nice video and I'm sure all of the Scouts will be thrilled to have you address them....Happy Jamboree-ing,
Last edited by grasshopper; 07-23-2010 at 10:36 AM.
Reason: sometimes I'm just an idiot....
Been there myself. Made the mistake of saying I "was" an Eagle Scout and was subsequently taken to task for my egregiousness. A pox upon me. I don't make that mistake anymore, but what it did do was to remind me that I am still a part of the brotherhood of Eagles, and that is a good place to be. Congratulations Mike and thanks again.
Have a good time with all those Scouts!!
Have fun at Jamboree!! How exciting for all the Scouts there. My son is a Wolf, so we didn't make the trip out there but I am jealous of everyone who did go! We are working on a float for the Mother Goose parade down here in San Diego for November and have been researching Eagle Scouts for the 100 year anniversary. What an amazing honor to achieve! I'm sure all is forgiven for the technicality.
Thanks for being out there!
Mike - just texted my son Jarrett, who is the SPL of Jamboree Troop 641 (from Roseville, CA) and will be at the Jamboree (and is a big fan of your show) so that he knows to look for you there! Thanks for all you do to bring a positive image of scouting in the media - Jarrett is a project and 2 MB's away from his eagle and we are so proud of him! Thanks again for all that you do!
I suppose "former" is mostly correct, because I suspect it have been a while since you donned the uniform. Or has it....
Anyways, the point is, you're probably not regularly involved in scouting activites, so perhaps it would be better to say retired?
Last edited by Trillian; 07-24-2010 at 12:34 AM.
No Harm, No Foul...
You are forgiven, provided you at least consider making an appearance in Tulsa, OK later this year. Please send a PM if you would at least give it a thought. Thanks for all you continue to do and give back to such a great organization like the Boy Scouts of America. Many kind regards.
Dear Mr. Bear -
Mike doesn't have the ability to send or receive PM's so don't take it personally. I'm sure he would at least think about it.