For all you doubters I had debunked all your arguments.
First Oscar's a star athlete.
Oh, dear doubter, I give you Deuce Lutui Offensive lineman for the Arizona Cardinals. Not impressed enough. Fine, DREW BREES. Who is that you ask? Nothing more than a Super Bowl winning quarterback. Would he be star athlete? Yes. Would he be a Eagle Scout. YES. He also works in the New Orleans area with the Boy Scout council.
Second Oscar's known as being a "player".
Dear doubter are you saying that an Eagle Scout couldn't know how to attract a woman let alone ... mmm ... mmm her. Ever heard of Alfred Kinsey? He literally wrote the book on SEX and he's an Eagle Scout.
Third he's black.
Dearest doubter the first African-American (I have to be politically correct, cuz the Boy Scouts tell me too) to earn the rank of Eagle Scout came in 1926 (although there were no specific records on the race of previous scouters that earned the rank so it is up for debate). But let's see, the Boy Scouts of America were founded in 1910, sixteen years later with Jim Crowe still in effect an African-American earned his Eagle.
So dear doubters the only mold for a Boy Scout is someone with drive to break the mold. Were else can Michael Moore and Donald Rumsfeld sit down and discuss a blood circle without it being anything more than a safety issue with knives. Sure Harrison Ford and Bill Gates only made it Life Scout rank, but Ozzie Nelson is there to represent for the actors and Ross Perot for the business men. As Neil Armstrong made his way to the moon, L. Ron Hubbard was there to explain it to him (again for the young ones L. Ron created Scientology). And while Jon Heder got you to vote for Pedro in Napoleon Dynamite, Mike Rowe was doing the dirty work for America.
If this list of notables has done anything to change your mind about what makes an Eagle Scout then I'm happy. For an Eagle isn't a Republican or Democrat, he's not the nerd in the back of the class or the class clown. He's not white, black, asian or hispanic. A ball player like Albert Belle or Bill Bradley, a political figure like President Gerald Ford or Mayor Marion Berry (yeah, I debated on that one but the BTK killer was also an Eagle Scout) or a hero like Manuel Rivera Jr., the first casualty from the Gulf War. Anyone can be an Eagle scout, because being an Eagle is more about who you are as a person than your social connections, your ability to play ball and your race.
It's about being Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent.
Many thanks to the District Executive that let me take his picture at a meeting. (I was almost peeing my pants saying 'oh my god it's the grown up Oscar', but he was too short, he couldn't have been more than 6'2" ...sigh)