CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 21, 1978
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(Studio) Report on one Boy Scout's 11-yr. struggle to meet requirements to make Eagle Scout classification, in Roosevelt, New York.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Roosevelt, New York) Details given of cerebral palsy victim Greg Wittine's struggle to earn badges required to become Eagle Scout and organization's refusal to allow him to wear Eagle badge because some requirements met after his 18th birthday. Photos and films shown. [Greg's scoutmaster Richard GOLDEN - notes that Greg is nonambulatory and nonverbal, but has methodically overcome every obstacle to meet Eagle requirements.] Greg's communication with alphabet board described; reporter's question to him stated. [Greg WITTINE - (reporter cites letters pointed out) says hiking badge was most difficult to earn.] Statements of spokesperson at national headquarters of Scouting, USA, include plans for national council to reconsider Greg's case, given. [GOLDEN - notes Boy Scout principle to be helpful; expects national org. to be more helpful.] [Greg WITTINE - would like to be scoutmaster some day.]
REPORTER: Richard Wagner
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