Eagle Scout As An Eagle Scout's Influence On My Future

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I am currently 16 years old and a senior in high school. It has been 11 years since I started my path through Scouting. I was 5 years old, in first grade, and I had no idea where this journey would lead me. Now, as I look towards the rank of Eagle Scout, I realize the impact that Scouting has had on my life thus far and the effect it will have on my future, as an Eagle Scout forever. I would not be who I am today without the presence of Scouting growing up. I am one third of the way through 12th grade at Newark Academy in Livingston, NJ, finishing up my fall semester and in the midst of my college applications. Academically, I have earned National AP Scholar and National Merit honors. I am also heavily involved in my school’s Student Government, as I am the current Upper School Council President in our School Council. After holding the positions of representative and scribe during 10th and 11th grades, I ran for president of the school in order to lead the council during my Senior year. Over the years as a patrol leader and assisstant senior patrol leader, I have advised scouts on rank advancements, outdoor skills, and merit badges. I applied these skills to the similar environment of th school council, guiding younger representatives through familiar processes and events in order to teach them skills of organization, responsibility, and how to represent the people. However, none of this guidance could have been possible without the leadership skills I learned in Scouting.

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