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Just got back from the Troop’s FAVORITE campout of the year! It was pretty awesome! Perfect weather; 2 miles in and out; realistic first aid; 5 mile hike to 2 geocaches; making a kite (code named “The Confidential”) out of duct tape, a tarp, and some sticks; and Capture the Flag on the hill at dusk. Can’t wait to go back!
My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the senseless act that occurred in Boston today. I hope that justice can be served on the sick souls that did this, and that the families of those killed and injured can be helped.
Remember the Admonition.
When it comes to getting you’re Eagle, the earlier you get it, the less it is worth. As a 14-year-old, a boy just doesn’t comprehend the massive impact that becoming an Eagle has. I was about as close to 18 as one can possibly get and still make it in time. It held me responsible for the years I was technically able to achieve it, so it kept me on the straight and narrow. At 18, a young man is more likely to fully understand all the lessons, large and small, that usually are overlooked at younger ages.
Also, being an Eagle will open opportunities in your post-scouting years that aren’t made available to non-Eagles. It is a key to success that is worth MUCH MORE than the time put in.
Think of it like this: excluding drop-outs, everyone gets a high school diploma. To honestly call yourself an Eagle, you set yourself so far above others. This is a good thing because while you’re still equal to any other human being, you worked for something greater than yourself.
That lesson is the greatest of all.
I wish every scout well on his path to Eagle. May you have many experiences that teach you, and I challenge you to do your best in every endeavor. Treat everyone and everything with the Oath and Law in mind. As an Eagle, you will soar to heights many others dream of.
Fly far in your journey, and pray you never lose sight of what made you into the man the Eagle taught you to be.
In brotherhood and cheerful service,
Jacob Harris, Eagle Scout, Class of 2011.
You remember the ribbons, right? Well here they are again, ordered by year this time. Hoping to get them up on a display by the Court of Honor on Tuesday — any intelligent person have an idea of how they could be displayed?