Essay On Eagle Scout

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Being an Eagle Scout is important to me because I have learned leadership and many skills through my journey that will benefit me the rest of my life. By becoming an Eagle Scout, it shows a level of commitment that many are unable to achieve. For example, I completed all the required Eagle merit badges as well as all of the alternate required Eagle merit badges including Cycling, Hiking, Swimming, Lifeguarding, and Emergency Preparedness. Becoming an Eagle Scout, I have become a more knowledgeable person through the wide variety of merit badges completed and skills learned. Without the experience of achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, I would never have learned how to be a leader ranging from Patrol Leader to the Crew Leader of a Philmont Expedition. Learning how to be a leader has been the single most important skill becoming an Eagle Scout has taught me. It has allowed me to be a leader in many ways on my FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition team including Team Captain, Engineering Lead, and Robot Driver. Although Robot Driver may not seem like a leadership position, it actually …show more content…

I have already discussed the importance of Boy Scouts in my life. FIRST Robotics has also been very important to me my development. FIRST Robotics inspired me to pursue a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). I want to further encourage students to pursue STEM and to develop their leadership and communication skills to better prepare them for the future. In ten years, I plan to mentor a FIRST Robotics team to encourage the development of these skills. Also, I plan to give back to Boy Scout troops in my area by serving as a merit badge counselor for merit badges that involve important life skills, STEM fields, and encourage

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