As voted captain on Hampton-Dumont's athletic teams, I discovered the value of communication, unity, perseverance, and passion. Leaders are only successful if they have followers. I have come to know that every individual has a gift to contribute. Every role is vital. My teammates trust me because I value the individual and withhold judgement. I genuinely care about each and every girl, regardless of who she is or where she's come from. I seek and expect the best out of everyone, and when you do that, anything is possible. With this leadership style, each of our school athletic teams became cohesive and united. It became less about me and more about friends with true commitment to each other who focus on the big picture of teamwork.
My teammates called after me and moments later, coach caught up to me and urged me to share my issue—but in that moment, I wasn’t selling newspapers. I was mute as I continued into the school. The rest of the week, I took the bus home directly after school and felt awful. I didn’t want to be home, I wanted to be with my teammates. Eventually, gameday arrived, and my disappointment led me to the soccer field bleachers where I planned to watch the team. Funny enough, right before game time, coach walked by and told me to watch the game from the bench with my team—I obliged. The soccer season ended that afternoon, but the memory of that day lives on. From this experience, I learned that you can impact the show from behind the curtain. I didn’t need to be on the field to aid my team. By practicing hard and pushing my teammates to be better, I could give them proper preparation for the opposing team. Furthermore, by remaining optimistic and keeping everyone’s spirits up, I could have created an atmosphere conducive to pulling the team together, and not apart. Most importantly, I learned that leadership is fluid, which means that a great leader knows when to
Less than four percent of boys in the United State become Eagle Scouts, yet, never one to shy from a challenge, this was my goal. When I finished elementary school and joined the Boy Scouts, I dedicated myself to this objective. I earned the six ranks below the Eagle Scout rank, as I demonstrated my ability to lead and follow the moral guidelines of the Scouts. With traits that include honesty, loyalty, and friendship, I take the great pride in knowing that today I embody the epitome of a Boy Scout and, due to my time in the Boy Scouts am uniquely prepared to take on any challenge.
In positions such as Scribe, Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader and my Eagle Project, I learned to organize camping trips and coordinate logistics with adult leaders. In my Eagle Project, I worked with the National Park Service, the C & O Canal Trust, and my troop to execute a successful project. I hope to share Scouting with my kids by taking them on camping trips and other outdoor activities. It is my ultimate goal to return to Philmont as a chaperone for my own son, so I can revisit the gorgeous views of Mt. Phillips and Uraca
Boy Scouts of America has been an important part of my life for the past few years. Scouting has been enjoyable, but it has also given me valuable life experiences and knowledge. Scouting teaches its participants various skills, values, and morals. Not only have I gained knowledge applicable to outdoor activities, but I have also learned to interact with others, take initiative, and serve others.
I come from Oak Creek, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. The city has a single public high school, which I attended. During my time there, I took many classes designed to prepare me for college, and participated in Freshman Football, Boy's Swim, and Computer Club. I discovered my passion for mechanical engineering and computer science due to classes I have taken. Outside of school, I became involved in the Boy Scouts of America, and I am a active scout operating out of Troop 218. Through Boy Scouts, I have been on many camping trips, and have been a part of many service projects. I have earned merit badges on subjects from archaeology, to tracking, to robotics. Scouting has taught me leadership and communications skills that i put to
The responsibilities and challenges of being the student leader of about 60 students in the Junior Reserve Officer Corps during high school inspired me to be a leader. After graduation, I joined the Virginia Army National Guard as a Combat Medic and pursued a civilian profession as an Emergency Department Technician. I began to master the position’s technical skills and learned how to build interpersonal relationships with the people around me. Knowing that leaders continue to seek out ways to personally grow, I began taking the initiative in my professional career to develop essential leadership skills and qualities. I started to take the lead role in executing new processes and worked with hospital leaders to perfect those processes which improved the quality of care and safety of our patients. In the National Guard, I have had to act as the leader of my peers within my platoon in the absence of my supervisors during my military training. Even after gaining valuable experience by working above
As you may already know, the highest in which rank a Boy Scout can achieve is the rank of Eagle. To earn this rank, along with other rigorous requirements testing aspects of your physical and emotional strength, a scout is required to successfully plan and execute a service project benefiting the community in some way, shape, or form. The purpose of the project is to test the scout on all of the skills that he has been learning throughout his scouting experience. These challenges range from planning and providing leadership; to fundraising and gathering the supplies needed to fulfil the toilsome task at hand.
While I was in The Boy Scouts of America, I have worked on countless Eagle Scout projects gaining multiple hours working on them. Eagle Scout projects are projects that once you reach a certain rank you can start working to get your eagles. One of the objectives to earn this award is to do a community service project that will benefit the community. For my own project, I worked a minimum of 20 hours. With lining it up and getting equipment and finding people who could help work with me I also helped as many as I could as well.
Achieving the rank of Eagle Scout instilled many personal values; it also demonstrated the value of “team work”.
Boy Scouts requires merit badges that will help a young man think properly and effectively in harsh and risky situations. Twenty one merit badges are needed but thirteen are required by The Boy Scouts. Boy Scouts lets young men go on camping trips in the wild and do things they are unable to do at home.“He fed the young flame with pieces of dry grass and with the smallest dry sticks”(London) . Young men can not make a fire at home or at school where Boy Scouts gives young men this chance. In troop meetings young men do first aid scenarios, that teaches one to think quickly and efficiently. “He would have to build a fire and dry his moccasins and socks. This was most important at that low temperature.” This shows the man's ability to think under harsh
When I was in the sixth grade I decided to join the boy scouts, my reasoning was simple. I thought it would be beneficial when I would apply to High Schools and it would look paramount on my resume. I also thought that it would be a great opportunity to learn and develop more qualities within myself. I learned numerous life skills and procedures that will play an important role in specific scenarios that will occur throughout my life time. Gaining all this excess knowledge will only expand my mindset and create a better version of me.
I gathered that being stern and showing authority is one of the strongest traits to obtain. This keeps the structure and matters under control. Due to my team acting foolish, I did this. I displayed tough love and reestablished the rules and boundaries. I am confident that because I was assertive, our structure returned. I am also confident that leading strong-mindedly helped motivate them. I pushed my team to their limits. I was always a step ahead because I was confident they were capable of anything they set their mind to. By the end of the year, my team was as dedicated as
Everybody is tired of hearing from others that their generation is the worst, we're all lazy, and all we do is nothing. It has to be getting redundant people saying this to every upcoming generation even though there are organizations that have been created to help with this problem. I’m sure everybody has heard of the boy scouts, and that they go out camping, try to get badges and that’s it; it was just a way to keep kids busy and out of trouble during the summers. If you really dig into what they really do and what they’re all about, you’ll see a whole different aspect of the boy scouts beside the stereotypes. Their mission is to help instill proper ethics and morals into young kids so they can make correct and mature choices over their lifetime(Boy
In the World there is this great program called the Boy scouts of America. In this Boy Scout, program they like to go camping, hiking, merit badges, sell popcorn, and other kinds of fun events outside. There is another great program for girls in the World, and it is called the Girl Scouts of America. The girls scouts preform exciting indoor activities such as sell cookies, make items, and every once in a while they go camping. Although girls have their own program, the girls’ scouts, some of these girls are trying to join in the program for boys, and these same girls pushing to join the boy scouts at an earlier age as well.