Life for Life
is the status of anyone who has achieved the Life Scout
rank in Boy Scouts
and then quit
. Many people that are Life for Life return to Boy Scouts as a Scoutmaster
adult leader to make up for what they lost and give back what they got.
It is a good natured joke
to declare oneself "Life for Life".
The Life Scout rank
is the second highest rank of Boy Scouts, it is just below the famed Eagle Scout
. People that are Life for Life were on the path to the highest rank of the BSA
, but then dropped out of their Boy Scout troop
for one reason or another. You can't go back into the Boy Scouts and finish to get your Eagle
if you are over 17. You are Life for Life. Maybe you can if you belong to an Explorer post
. Someone fill me in.
Reasons one may be a Life for Life range from the troop being populated by young punks
and the people that made the troop fun when you were a Tenderfoot
are no longer there now. When boys get older, girls
and harder classes
are worthy distractions
to continuing on to Eagle Scout. Some Life for Life quit thinking Being an Eagle Scout means nothing anymore.
Maybe their family
leaders did not push them enough. Maybe they were not able to complete the service project
requirement for Eagle Scout. Who knows why we quit scouts? We are Life for Life