Eagle Scout Research Paper

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About two months ago, I found myself in a situation that I once believed was a distant and seemingly unachievable goal. I was at my own Eagle Scout award ceremony and I honestly could not believe that I had finally accomplished what only six percent of all Scouts do. During my ceremony I began to look back on the countless hours of work that had gone into my Eagle Project. This contemplation slowly progressed into a reflection of my entire involvement in the Boy Scouts of America. My journey through Scouting began at the age of seven and I am proud to say that it still continues today. Scouting has unquestionably had a tremendous and lasting influence on life and development. As I progressed through the ranks and challenges, I have experienced and learned things that other kids may never have the opportunity to. These experiences, such as the advancement of survival skills, problem solving, and teamwork, all mean a great deal to me. However, the most important qualities I have received from Scouts are a combination of all these experiences. They are the development of my character and my leadership skills. As a Scout you are called to uphold exceptionally high moral and ethical standards. The twelve points of the scout law, "trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave,…show more content…
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