Essay On Eagle Project

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Before a Boy Scout becomes an Eagle Scout he must do what people refer to as an “Eagle Project”. When it became my time to do my Eagle Project I wanted my project to be something I felt passionate about for a cause that I felt passionate about. Being born with high functioning cerebral palsy and having two cousins with Down syndrome, I chose to a project for a school in Raleigh known as the Frankie Lemmon School. The Frankie Lemmon School is a school, located in a basement of a church, for preschoolers (ages 3-5) with special needs. At this point, I knew whom I wanted to help, but the question now was how. I thought long and hard about my cousins and the fact that, like me, they have a passion for music. I came to the conclusion that I would…show more content…
At the end of the day, we gave the school the money that wasn’t used which was over $2,500.00. At the end of the school year, the Frankie Lemmon School invited me to their last day of school where the kids would be playing the instruments I had gotten them. Little did I know the executive director would bring me up front and tell all the parents, staff, and sponsors of the school about my project. Not only was I being recognized for my project, but also they told me that my instruments and the money I donated to the school would provide the school with 36 hours of music therapy over the summer. I would never have thought my project would have such a lasting effect.
When I became an Eagle Scout the following year I began to gather photos of my “Trail To Eagle” and I made sure that I would save a special spot for my Eagle Project photos. When people looked through the photos at my ceremony it wasn’t my trip to Philmont everyone admired nor was it my stories about hiking mountains during dangerous lightning storms but it was my Eagle Project that captured everyone’s attention. My project alone would make being an Eagle Scout so
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