I believe he said this because he was derided for what he was doing, but he was not going to stop. The quote relates to my struggles backpacking 90 miles in New Mexico. Even though it may of been the most difficult thing I have done, I did not give up. I endured the challenge and achieved a level of success I had only dreamed of. I had been backpacking before, but when I had heard of Philmont, a scout camp out in New Mexico, I was exceptionally excited.
It all seemed great, but was I ready or would I ever be ready to see people in their worst days? It took me a whole year in college to realize that firefighting was something I did not want to pursue. Desperately looking for a new major, I started to consider teaching, but purely for selfish reasons. However, somewhere during my second year of college, there was a significant spark that led me to want to pursue teaching for a different reason. In high school, sports were everything, maintaining a good GPA was crucial.
The good, the bad, and the smelly Little do many people know that a long long time ago in a place not so far away, I was a boyscout. I started as a kid and was in “Den 7” and slowly through the years I crossed over into boy scouting. I went through all the ranks and all the summer camps and even all of the outings. Toward the end of my scouting career I really grew to hate the program, I never thought it was “cool” to be a boy scout but with high school right around the corner I figured I was absolutely done. After my mom forced me to get my Eagle (the highest rank in scouting) I thought I was ready to retire the sash, but my mom had one more trick up her sleeve… I learned I was going to philmont about a month before school ended.
I never imagined that I would become an Boy Scout and, being only eleven years old, I never dreamed that I could really achieve the legendary status of Eagle Scout. When you are placed in an institution were advancement is almost inherent, it is easy to become passive, easy to go along for the ride and expect that, by merely participating diligently, you will arrive at your desired destination. However, as I grew older and progressed through the ranks, I watched my elders grow too. In the BSA, the cutoff for participation as a boy scout and eligibility for its highest rank is 18. Precious few of my mentors made that deadline, all of them motivated and active individuals.
There have not been so many moments in my life that I feel like I really stood up for what I thought was truly right. So first off it wasn 't like there was ten versus one and I stand for what was right, but at the time it did feel like that to me. So at the time I was in boy scouts and there is an event called Fireball where all the scouts from Fireball district come together and compete and at the time I was senior patrol leader, which made me in charge of the all boy run troop with supervision of adults. So as we arrive there are two scouts that are left to arrive. Then as the day turns to night they both finally arrive after being late.
Though the Everest expedition of 1922 was not successful. The team spent weeks reconnoitring the mountain and working on possible routes to the summit. Mallory eventually mapped a route to the summit from the northeast. The climbers attempted to reach the summit, but had not travelled far bad weather forced them to retreat. Overall, the expedition was unprepared at that time as it was their first
When I started my first year in high school at Old Scona Academic, my transition from junior high wasn’t the smoothest. I didn’t know what courses to take nor how to handle the stress. It was in these times that my school’s mentorship program proved invaluable. Returning students had the option of becoming a mentor for new students and my grade 11 mentor cleared up all my worries the second after I had them. So I took inspiration from all the help I was given and am now a mentor for a new grade 10.
It has been a long journey to get to where I am considered to be today. There has been many obstacles to overcome both academically and personally. .......I have accomplished many tasks in my high school years, however, the one that truly molded me into who I am today is three years ago when I received my first Exceptional Bear Achievement Award. The Exceptional Bear Achievement Award is granted to those who maintain a 4.0 GPA all year long. Growing up through middle school years, I had conformed to settling for whatever grades I got and not really working hard.
That makes me think that I am not always going to be with my friends and I have to participate in group to finish group work. This year I have big senior project to do and I have group presentation. My group wasn’t participate in group presentation. I was so stress because it was group work but I am happy that I can convince them to finish the group presentation but it take time. I convice them by telling story like look us now we are in United State and look all we have just look back our life back in our country.
From the very beginning of my scouting career, I heard about the goal that every Boy Scout sets for himself, but only about five percent ever reaches: the Eagle Scout rank. Scouts and leaders alike discussed the Eagle Scout rank with awe. I knew from my very first day that I did not want to be a part of the 95%, I was determined to become an Eagle Scout. It wasn’t until the end of fifth grade, when I joined my Boy Scout troop, that I understood the
At work, if people need something they will generally come to me before my boss because 95% of the time I am am able to help them. In Boy Scouts I served as a patrol leader for a group of about ten boys, leading them on camping and hiking trips. I also held the position of Assistant
What was difficult for me was that after my dismissal I immediately began applying for jobs and handing out my resume. Went on many interviews and made top 5 and then top two. I could not find a job, I would make first, second, and third process interviews but could never get a position. I had assumed it was because of my education, I did finish high school but just a few semesters of college. I focused on my family that started really young, before I graduated high school, I had my first child and in my early twenties had two more.
After attending this school for almost two years and hearing their mantras daily, I have become more adept in applying these to overcome problems. Teachers, mentors, and principals encourage us to identify when we use these on a daily basis, and when I think of challenges where I have had to apply these, one specific incident comes to mind. Last summer, I volunteered in my church’s summer camp. One major thing that separates us from other camps is that teenagers are in charge of practically all the functions in the camp. We plan every hour of every week, manage a budget, make reservations, practically become surrogate parents, but with more expectations.
Over the course of the past two semesters I have been studying under Paul Johnston in an effort to better my skills as a recording engineer, mixing engineer and producer. From the beginning, I didn’t have a clear outcome for what I had hoped to accomplish by the end of the course. This was the source of some problems for me because there were some moments where I felt like I was flying blind. Starting down a path with no clear end is difficult after all. I didn’t have a set goal for myself other than learning all I could from Paul, which is a broad goal.