However, as a scout I was also bound to learn more than a few lessons on everything from morality to good habits and behaviors. Scouting’s foundation is built on a system of instilling youths with useful knowledge and skills while teaching them important lessons, all of which they continue to use throughout their lives. Acquiring that knowledge, those skills, and learning the lessons is very important because the path to earning the Eagle Scout rank is not relaxed or simple. In fact, earning it involved quite a bit of hard work, some of that work involved me participating in projects that focused on helping the community. In addition, while the Boy Scouts of America accepts all faiths and creeds, there are influences of Christianity noticeable in some aspects of the organization as well as opportunities for Christians like me to further practice my beliefs within scouting.
An accomplishment that I worked on for more than six years is earning the Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award, the highest achievement to be awarded by the Boy Scouts of America. Working towards this achievement was not a simple task, but rather a long journey full of mental and physical challenges. During my first couple years as a Boy Scout, I didn’t focus on earning rank advancements. Instead, I went to meetings with my friends, camping trips, and other troop activities. I didn’t earn rank advancements as quickly as other troop members, and I worked on merit badges only in subjects that interested me at the time.
I was in National Junior Honor Society in junior high; since then it has been a goal of mine to be in the National Honor Society in high school as well. I love helping others and getting things done when other people are not able to. I am extremely adaptable to any situation I am put in and get along very well with others. I have leadership experience in Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, I am also in a position at my job that gives me a lot of influence and leadership. 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.
Why I love my Tanker Boots: Paul Caswell The time frame was August 2013. The day started out like any other day in Afghanistan hot, dry almost unbearable for life in the desert. I was the EWO (Electronic Warfare Officer) for my company. I started my day like all the rest prepping all the Vehicle counter warfare systems and personnel systems for the company mission’s. Except my PSG forgot to tell me this was a five day scout missions, to meet and greet the tribal elders, and I was going to be taking his spot with the Company’s 1SG.
You realize that every scout master, every senior patrol leader, every teacher, every pastor, and especially your parents, have influenced you to become an Eagle. So in the end, being an Eagle scout doesn’t just mean you’re smart or talented or hardworking, although I’m
Diversity has been an integral part of the fabric of my life. Growing up as an Army Brat was very multi faceted. One of the most positive elements was the exposure I received in my schools and on post. My childhood neighborhoods were rich with different cultures, races and religious backgrounds. Many of my oldest friends share unique traditions that to the average town, would seem remarkable and even unfathomable.
As Battalion Commander, I have gained valuable leadership qualities and confidence in leading our core as a team in a disciplined and professional manner; something that was already being implemented while working towards achieving Eagle Scout. My interest in math and science started at a young
Lastly, and possibly the most important aspects of chivalry that were shown within the story, were honor and respect. The ability of a knight, to encompass every one of these points means that he is a holy and good knight. As stated by Tamora Pierce in her book,
At the age of seven, my mother registered me with the Boy Scouts of America. Years ago, I had no idea what that involved. All I knew is that once a week, I would hang out with a group of guys and do an activity with them. Progressively, I learned more about Scouting and what it actually focused on. I began as a Cub Scout, where I went on camping trips, hikes, and attended Cub Scout Day Camp.
Spending countless hours every week on something might make someone tired, but luckily, this is not the case for me. Since joining the Monacan Band, my life has in one way or another revolved around the band. Four years ago I would have never thought about applying for a leadership position. The idea of having a leadership position seemed scary and different. However, having past members exemplify leadership skills and Ms. Ryan’s guidance, I was lucky to learn from them and used those skills as I served as a section leader for two years.