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.
That is something that is important to me. Knowing this aspect, I would aspire to work at a Christian institution at the Division II, III, or NAIA level. Of course, there are a few Division I schools that would be incredibly difficult to not pursue opportunities at those institutions. If I am lucky enough to find a school and position that I am happy at, I would rather stay at that school instead of job hopping just to move up the career ladder. The opportunity of creating and planning events to improve the experience of student athletes is a huge draw to a career in event management for me.
The transition from childhood to adulthood occurs when an individual is able to recognize the impact he or she can leave upon their community, gaining life skills doing so. An accomplishment that marked my transition from childhood to adulthood, would be best demonstrated by the process and completion of a leadership responsibility when I performed my Eagle Scout Project. I joined the scouting program when I was very young, and have been very active since ever. Becoming an Eagle Scout has many challenges that a young Boy Scout must undertake, including the completion of a community-based project, which is an important step in obtaining this notable rank. The Eagle Scout Project is designed for the scout to learn different leadership responsibilities.
Snowboarding down a slope 20 times a day, 4 days a week is what it took. It was a long road, but here I am today and this is my story. I won my title by working my way up the ranks. Tournament by tournament I climbed, and I almost quit twice. It wasn’t just the minor injuries, but with all the snowboarding I didn’t have time for much else, I was pretty much a washed-up manchild with a beard.
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.
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.
I believe that the mission of a student ambassador is to promote the vision, growth and quality of University of Maryland, by optimizing the experience of current students, prospective students and special guests. I would like to be a student ambassador primarily because I want to get more involved with the university; not to mention the positive impact it will have on my CV. I would also gain experience in public speaking, building friendships with fellow ambassadors and develop my leadership skills. Furthermore, this offers a responsibility that can be both challenging and extremely rewarding. As a student ambassador, I will actively participate, inspiring pride in Maryland University, upholding university’s reputation and serving as liaisons between students and administration.
National Junior Honor Society is the start of everything. This group helps set me up for my years to come. Being in the NJHS it helps me get into the one in high school, which looks really good one college applications. Having national junior honor society for both middle school and high school would give me a better chance to get into a college I really want to get into. I’ve always wanted to be someone who could help or make a change in this world, instead of just trying to get through life easy.
I’m currently at a pivotal point in my education, and working to do well in my classes and gain more knowledge about applying for college next year is essential. I hope to become more involved in the school and the community as well as keep straight As. I feel as though these goals can be easily achieved if I apply myself and ask for
I began as a Cub Scout, where I went on camping trips, hikes, and attended Cub Scout Day Camp. At the age of eleven, I earned my Arrow of Light, the highest award available to Cub Scouts. One month later, I crossed over into Boy Scouts. I must say, my life was about to change. From volunteering in the community to learning survival skills, the life lessons Boy Scouts had taught me were manifold.
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.