Voice of the Eagle March 2017
Do you think some of the merit badge requirements are stupid and a waste of time? NO WAY! Take the story of Life Scout Luke Morretta of Bedford, New York. As part of his requirements for Communications merit badge he decided to write a letter to the editor of Motor Trend magazine. In his letter he voiced his opinion concerning the morals of the Volkswagen executives who authorized the illegal cheating on the EPA pollution testing. He said: “I think it is imperative to impose a deeper message than just the fines that VW is faced with and which executive will be prosecuted. In order for society to progress and for the world to be a better place, magazines like yours must display what is right and what is wrong.” The editor was so impressed that he not only published Luke’s letter, he wrote an editorial about the morals of VW and other businesses. He promised that his magazine would do a better job of reporting on the right and wrong decisions made by automotive executives. So even if you think a requirement is stupid and a waste of time, remember Luke’s letter. Maybe YOU can make a difference and cause a real change in the world.
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