Alan J. Whittaker knows what it is like to be an Eagle Scout and to have the Eagle license plate.
Whittaker was a member of Troop 1 Conimicut when he attained the rank of Eagle on November 9, 1964. Hardly two weeks later he was at the Department of Motor Vehicles applying for a plate in recognition of his achievement.
Now Whittaker is on a quest for all those – not just Eagles – to display their affection and pride in the Boy Scouts of America. He is spearheading the Narragansett Council BSA campaign to get the 600 pre-orders needed for the state to produce the red, white and blue plate he designed. It’s taken Whittaker nine years to get this far.