I started attending Fork Union Military Academy in the sixth grade and have stayed throughout my entire high school career. To me, this in itself is a large accomplishment and is something I am very proud of. Every cadet goes through many ups and downs, I know in my seven years I have seen more than my fair share of trouble, but like my father always said, it 's not how you fall, but how you pick yourself back up. I made sure to do everything I could to show those around me, and to prove to myself, that I could pick myself up and accomplish anything. I faced and continue to face many different challenges in my daily life, those that every teenager faces, and also those that have been presented to me because of the kind of environment I placed myself in.
Another outcome of the trip was that I learned how to work with a large group filled with many different personalities and despite the intensive heat we were working in, we were very successful. In addition, I, along with my fellow youth group members, have had to overcome many trials and tribulations while working on our assigned projects at the work site, but we have always managed to persevere and accomplish our goals. If I had never had the opportunity to attend a mission trip, I believe I would be a very different person than what I am now. I have learned to become a very hard worker who is committed, to work with a group when everything seems to be going wrong, and to look at life from a new perspective. As Mother Teresa once said, “The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty.
Overall, the entire process of my Eagle Scout Project has truly marked my transition from being a child to a young adult. My Eagle Scout Project has given me the privilege of helping my community. I learned what it truly takes to perform a project, start to finish. My passage from childhood to adulthood was demonstrated by my dedication and commitment throughout this project, which has shown me the potential I have to make a difference in my
One of my biggest roles I have played during my high school career was being a DECA Vice President. This position I took on Vice President of Communications. Being V.P. of Communication was something so special to me because the previous DECA officers felt that I would be one to fulfill the duties of V.P. of communications. The impact this made of my life was very heavy because I learned a lot and gained a deeper love for DECA. I have learned how to communicate with others more, manage time wisely, and plan accordingly.
I feel like that if everyone had the attitude toward life like a Boy Scout the world would be a better place because there would be less greed in the world. I feel like I could make my life better personally by trying to help others in need more than saying it is there fault that they are like this. Everyone has the same opportunity in life you just sometimes need to find the best thing for yourself. I personally felt like this impacted my life because now for the community service required I am going to go to the Ozark Food Harvest to try to help them give food away to the people in
What I have learned from experience and how it impacted me First and foremost, being in the United States Marine Corps for over 22 years I have learned a lot from experience. I learned just like in the military, in my civilian job now I am always on duty.
The Boy Scouts of America teaching youth loyalty, kindness, being trustworthy, cheerful, brave, and clean since 1910. Watching the youth in my pack has inspired me so much and made me a better person. Watching so many children and young adults grill from working hand-in-hand with each other. Showing the world every day that innocent young children can impact the world in a positive manner if they are taught to do so. Being in a military pack in the city of Las Vegas melting pot of many cultures we must learn to live with each other.
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.
I felt, I needed to help and inspire my community to stand up against injustice, but I needed to redefined myself through the military and college. The military helped me established a foundation of ownership, which lead me in enrolling in my local community college where I was enlighten about activism and entered numerous organizations to be involved in service.
When I think of my best accomplishment the verse from James 3:5 sticks to me. " A tiny spark can set a great forest on fire". Being a part of the Breast Cancer Awareness Club (BCA) for five years at my school and president for the last three has been a journey that I can 't quite put into words. I remember joining the club as a young eighth grader wanting to learn more and do what I could to help as I saw my aunt struggle with it.
I believed I have matured and gained skills, as well learned lessons about life. . Many people my age do not get the experience similar to this. I learned to clean up my act and mindset. I will continue the service throughout my life and I know that because of my volunteer experience I have benefited, and that these benefits will carry on as I develop and become an adult.
This event showed me the joy of volunteering and established a love within me that still has not died. These two factors are why I will never forget this event, and why it inspires me to
Joining the military was a much-needed event. Before joining the military, I would stay out late at night with my friends and I really did not know what I wanted to do next with my life. This was of course something that I needed to change because I needed to have some idea of what I wanted. On September 11, 2001 while I was at school, I arrived to my second class of the day where the teacher was watching the September 11 attacks as they were happening live on TV. I was shocked at what was happening!