Mandela received an education and knowledge about his country when he was younger, which inspired his working for his country. According to Who Was Nelson Mandela?, he listened to the elders in his hometown talk of struggle and wars of resistance at a young age. This was his inspiration to later help his people with the conflict they faced. As an adult, he went to college at Fort Hare University to start a degree in Bachelor of the Arts and studied the world outside of South Africa. He hoped to one day change the pass laws through working for the Native Affairs Department.
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.
He showed courage within his daily life constantly. He made it a point and a continuous effort to raise his two kids Jem and Scout to grow up with a sense of pride. When Judge Taylor approached Atticus on the porch late at night in chapter 16, I knew he was only being appointed because Judge Taylor saw something in Atticus that made him fit to defend Tom Robinson. It takes a lot of courage to willingly defend someone who at the time was looking down upon because of the color of their skin. Adding on to the fact that Atticus wanted to teach his children to grow up free of prejudice; Atticus gives Scout an important life lesson.
Without leaders there would be chaos. In Wings of a Falcon by Cynthia Voigt Oriel shows that he was built to be a leader. By looking at the fact that being a leader seemed to be his destiny, the fact that he was such a natural leader that people were drawn to him even after his death in the story, lastly is the fact that his life story has been seen throughout history be some of the greatest leaders. By looking at Oriel’s development as a leader and a character it will become crystal clear that he was meant to be a leader for the first page of the book.
The beginning of my cadet career was full of interest, albeit, questions certainly swirled in my mind. All I had known about the Air Cadet Program previous to joining was from second hand sources. I was yearning to know more about the program that so many successful Canadians had graduated from - what did being an Air Cadet, really mean? To answer this, one of the first lessons I was taught as a 12 year old on a Wednesday night was General Cadet Knowledge: specifically, the aims of the Air Cadet Program. At the time, the three aims seemed simple enough, but looking back, I never really understood what the “development of citizenship” meant.
My dad later on went into the military and sacrificed his time and energy to serve our country. He sets an example on me to be a good person and do what is right and that is why my dad is my Michigan hero. When my dad was 21 he went into the military and had been looking forward to it since
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. As I progressed throughout the ranks in Scouts, I earned
Atticus is a morally upright person who teaches his kids a number of important life lessons and leads by example. In Chapter 3, of To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus shows an interest in Scouts feelings as he is quick to notice that something is bothering her. Scout tells Atticus of her rough first day at school and teaches her an important lesson. Atticus says, “if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you 'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks.
He showed bravery because he stayed out of his Igloo for than a week without anyone helping him. He was also intelligent by creating a new method of hunting at a very young age which made him a successful and loyal chief. Keesh possesses intelligence that creates the theme no matter how old you are, you can achieve anything you wish. By using intelligence, Keesh found a new way of hunting and shares the meat he hunted with everyone in the village which made him the chief.
Community service does not only have a profound impact on our community, but the impact it has on the individual people is even greater. The concept of community service has always been something that I grew up with, and now that I am older I better understand how important community service is for society. I have participated in community service activities. Starting in elementary school, I helped feed the homeless and rescue animals. Even with my wide range of volunteer experience, it was difficult to find an activity that would be meaningful and fulfill my thirty-hour obligation for my senior project.
Scouts and leaders alike discussed the Eagle Scout rank with awe. I knew from my very first day that I did not want to be a part of the 95%, I was determined to become an Eagle Scout. It wasn’t until the end of fifth grade, when I joined my Boy Scout troop, that I understood the
I was in National Junior Honor Society in junior high; since then it has been a goal of mine to be in the National Honor Society in high school as well. I love helping others and getting things done when other people are not able to. I am extremely adaptable to any situation I am put in and get along very well with others. I have leadership experience in Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, I am also in a position at my job that gives me a lot of influence and leadership. At work, if people need something they will generally come to me before my boss because 95% of the time I am am able to help them.
Immediately, he was intrigued. He decided he could go through the training, he was strong enough and he was invincible. Kevin was not naive however and knew he needed to start training. Living in the backwoods of the Appalachian Mountains, he trained by running four to five miles with an eighty pound log on his back. He continued
Bradley is a leader in the Boy Scouts of America. Over the years he has held numerous leadership positions within his troop and led several campouts. One leadership example in particular was when he led his troop during his Eagle Scout project. The Command Museum at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot asked Bradley to create something for the thousands of families who come every week to watch their loved one graduate as a United States Marine. Bradley came up with the idea of creating a life sized photo opportunity of a drill instructor correcting a recruit.
In my junior year of high school, I led the planning, design, and construction of a boardwalk trail over community wetlands. Of the numerous collaborative efforts Scouting has afforded me, this Eagle Scout Service Project was the most complex and gratifying. In addition to construction management, I learned three things from collaborating with the individuals involved: each person brings a particular approach to problem-solving, each person brings strength of expertise in different areas, and each person may bring a different view of the world that might restrict using “apparent” direct solutions to problems. One situation where I learned to be adaptable and draw on the strengths of others ideas was when building the components of the boardwalk.