In the US, the Boy and Girl Scouts each have a "highest award" that Scouts earn between the ages of 14 and 17, by completing prerequisites and then a community service project. As separate organizations, they have different requirements for their separate awards--the Eagle Scout for boys and the Gold Award for girls. I personally think the Gold Award is infinitely better than the Eagle Scout. Why? Gold Award projects consistently demonstrate dedication to sustainability--writing curricula to teach young people valuable skills or starting websites to raise awareness for the long term. Most Eagle Scout projects are building a bench. I do not wish to minimize the importance of public seating, but the effort gap shown reflects discrepancies in views about work ethic and community-building demonstrated by two character-building youth organizations. A disclaimer: I am a Girl Scout, and I respect the Boy Scouts as individuals, just not their policies.
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