Dear Pedro, Why are the Eagle palms bronze then gold then silver, as opposed to bronze, silver, gold, like the Olympic medals?
—Thomas L., Whitman, Mass.
The order of Eagle palms is a Scouting convention that dates from when they were first introduced in 1927, Thomas. Venturing awards also are Bronze, Gold and Silver (the highest). My burroshoes look almost silver. Maybe I’ll point that out to The Boss, he probably needs a good yuk about now.