Eagle Scout Court Of Honor

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October 12th, 2014. That was the day I had my Eagle Scout Court of Honor. That was the day that I stood in front of my Boy Scouts troop (Troop 470), my friends, and my family to celebrate my achievement of reaching the highest rank in Boy Scouts. I first joined Cub Scouts while in the fourth grade. 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…show more content…
After the Boy Scout Council had approved all of the planning and logistics, I was ready to implement it. I was the first scout in my troop to complete a food drive for the Frederick County Animal Control shelter, and I established contacts for future scouts from my troop to be able to complete similar projects. After an investment of 162 hours completed by everyone involved, a grand total of 3007.47 lbs. 9 oz. of animal food had been collected. On December 18th, 2013, I finally achieved my goal and became an Eagle Scout, the first of my friends to do so. My five year long journey was finally complete. Through my journey to Eagle Scout I learned many useful skills. In moving up the ranks, I learned the importance of proper planning and being prepared for any possible scenario. In the process of completing my Eagle Project, I learned about proper project management by leading groups of teams in completing several smaller steps in order to properly carry out the project. This skill of dividing a larger task into several smaller ones is one that I use when completing projects for school, and everyday during my internship at the National Cancer Institute, dividing my research project into manageable steps in order to properly complete my experiments and further the overall…show more content…
I gave back to my scouting community by taking the place of the older scouts and help lead the troop, guiding the younger scouts on their journeys to Eagle in the same manner as the older scout did with me. I also learned about the importance of volunteer work. I volunteer at the public library, and would help out in the afterschool “Math Lab”, tutoring students struggling with understanding what they were learning in their math classes. To this end, I live by the Boy Scout slogan: “do a good turn
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