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Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle

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My speech at Eagle Ceremony
Earning Scouts Highest Honor

One of my proudest accomplishments before coming to college, was the completion of my Eagle Scout rank. In order to achieve this highest honor Scouting has to offer, one must complete a slew of requirements (including a substantial Eagle Service project) as well as learn and embody all the ideals, skills, and qualities Scouts teaches its youth.

A Creative Project

My Eagle Scout project was a quite unique one. My project turned out to be a really enjoyable, creative project where I was tasked to create a set of carnival games for my church to use in various community activities. I managed to lead my troop, friends, and family through the project as we created seven unique carnival games which required well over 200 service hours to finish. These projects included a Plinko board, Giant Connect Four, and a small putt-putt golf course among many others.

A Lasting Impact

Being in Boy Scouts has left a long lasting impact on the man I am today. Not only did I learn basic skills and enjoy amazing outdoor adventures, but I learned the importance of skills like servant leadership. I have grown into an outgoing leader in many aspects of life and Boy Scouts has helped me to gain the skills to lead while being a role model and motivator throughout. Similarly, Scouts has exposed me to countless relationships, mentorships, fields of study, hobbies, and places to relax and explore. Even when I thought Scouts could give me no more, being an Eagle Scout opened the door for me to earn a $25,000 scholarship from the National Eagle Scout Association. Needless to say, this experience has really helped to shape my young life and I have countless reasons to give back to Scouts and my community in the future.

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