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Title: The Boy Scouts and NASA
Post by: Gene DiGennaro on 06/23/2010 01:48 PM
A few years ago some of the Eagle Scouts in my oldest son's Boy Scout troop received commendation letters from the astronaut office at JSC. Lately, our newly minted Eagles have not received such letters, nor have they received letters from President Obama. Previous Eagle scouts have received letters from past administrations.

I did a litte poking around found this on NASA's website:

http://www.nasa.gov/about/contact/boy_scout_page.html

Now mind you, the US Armed Forces still grant commendation letters to Eagles as does the House and Senate and the FBI. Why is NASA not honoring the achievements of Boy and Girl Scouts?

Discuss freely...
Title: Re: The Boy Scouts and NASA
Post by: Downix on 06/23/2010 01:56 PM
A few years ago some of the Eagle Scouts in my oldest son's Boy Scout troop received commendation letters from the astronaut office at JSC. Lately, our newly minted Eagles have not received such letters, nor have they received letters from President Obama. Previous Eagle scouts have received letters from past administrations.

I did a litte poking around found this on NASA's website:

http://www.nasa.gov/about/contact/boy_scout_page.html

Now mind you, the US Armed Forces still grant commendation letters to Eagles as does the House and Senate and the FBI. Why is NASA not honoring the achievements of Boy and Girl Scouts?

Discuss freely...
Ok, initially had a rant on the current state of the BSA.  But this is a specific "why not NASA".  Truth is, no clue.

I do, however, know that President Obama does issue such letters.  You may see one here:
http://sagaciousonlooker.com/2009/08/eagle-scout-letter-of-commendation-from-barack-obama/

Apparently there is quite a back log of letters, especially since the President hand-signs them rather than use a stamp as several of his predecessors have done in the past.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/eaglescouts.asp  I always check snopes for such things.