Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by firemanvin, Mar 16, 2009.
Does a Midshipman that is an Eagle Scout wear and Eagle Scout ribbon on his uniform?
but it will get you an appointment I got eagle and literally like 4 days later i saw my dodmerb status change and the appointment came a week later
Post hoc ergo propter hoc.
Maybe. Maybe not. It could be an example of 'every little bit helping' and to show how many records are sitting there right on the cutoff point and a small 'push' is all they need.
Good one, Luigi.
this will make me look dumb but whaty does that mean what luigi said
Latin for for "after this, therefore because of this
From The Skeptic's Dictionary:
The post hoc ergo propter hoc ("after this therefore because of this") fallacy is based upon the mistaken notion that simply because one thing happens after another, the first event was a cause of the second event. Post hoc reasoning is the basis for many superstitions and erroneous beliefs.
Just for the record, my son was not an eagle scout when he received his guarantee letter from USNA. He reported himself as an “eagle scout candidate”. The unofficial criteria for this is – 1. Be a life scout in good standing with enough time to go for eagle and; 2. Start the paperwork for eagle scout with the intention of following through.
From an initial acceptance perspective, I suppose it really would not have mattered to USNA if he finished his eagle process or not. So, the status of eagle scout candidate can be a bit deceiving. However, at the point he was, if had decided that “oh well, I got into the NA, so forget about finishing eagle scout”, I would have considered that a major character flaw in my son and probably would have told him myself not to accept an appointment. However, he was determined to finish and did it well. He did a major project that took many months, versus the good old “slam dunk – mom and dad driven - one weekend and done projects”.
Oh yea, he is an incredible kid and will miss him terribly comes 7/1.
The moral to the story – If you are doing your eagle scout just because you think it will help you with your SA plans, don’t bother. You have the wrong motivation. The motivation should be to provide service to your community. If you do your best, you will develop very basic leadership skills as a byproduct which will be one of the avenues of preparation for a service academy. If you do it to acquire a credential (as many do), you will develop the skills of a Wall St. investment banker! Hence, you may want to consider prelaw / law in the civilian sector.
And BTW – this thread was actually started by me asking if an eagle pin is worn by a midshipman. And the answer came up a “no”. This would make sense, because the eagle scout award is not worn as an adult, it is lived as indicated in the eagle charge.
Also, the eagle scout award is not a military award, therefore it would not be worn on the uniform.
AND a biggy.. it is usually earned BEFORE Military service begins...
BUT the Eagle can be a volunteer ADULT scouter and will always be able to wear their EAGLE on their adult uniform.
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