Thursday, July 16, 2009

Eagle Scout Court of Honor

This is from today's Morning Times, the paper in Sayre, PA. I can remember the first night I walked Dan to Tiger Cubs. Going to scouts quickly became his favorite thing to do, and remained so for years. He liked to try to get every badge and pin he could as he moved up through the ranks of Wolf, Bear and Webelos.

It meant a lot to him when he "crossed over" to Boy Scouts, and he especially enjoyed doing a lot more camping -- including those below zero temperature "Polar Bear Campouts". Scouting is a great program, and helps boys become well-rounded young men with merit badges in academic areas, survival skills, and civics. I really believe in the values they promote, and I'm especially proud of my son for going all the way and achieving the highest rank.

In the photo he is taking the Scout Oath one more time before receiving his Eagle.

On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.


Paul Bozzo said...

What a proud moment! Congratulations to Dan.

Ben Villarreal said...

Congrats! I was a Boy Scout but sorta missed out on Eagle Scout status when my family moved to Canada :-/ Still, I never met an Eagle Scout who didn't make an excellent lifeguard, so I hold them in very high esteem :-)