I remember seeing my pinewood derby car going down the track; it was silver, blue letters on it that said sonic and black wheels that sounded like a hot wheels car going down a track. I was only 6 years old when that happened. Now I stand in front of the board representing Boy Scouts of America, ¨Congratulations, you are officially an Eagle Scout.¨ It hits me all the sudden like a wave hitting a sea wall, an 11 year journey just ended and it’s time to see the outcome.
I am glad to say that I will begin the installation of the brand new sign for the St. Margaret's Parish Center this weekend for my Eagle Scout Project. The new sign has just been finished, and I am in need of a few dedicated scouts to assist me in the installation. I am looking for between 8-12 scouts to help out this Saturday between 9:00 - 12:00 and 12:00 - 3:00. Bring shovels, wheelbarrows, post diggers, and of course work gloves and safety glasses. If all goes to plan, we should get through all of the work on Saturday, but we may need some people to help out on Monday aswell. Thanks to everybody for your support, and remember to sign up on the Troop Web Site so I know how much food to get! Thanks again, hope to see
I hope everyone had an amazing Troop “Boot-Camp” and Leadership weekend. I want to thank all the adults that were able to oversee and guide. Now moving away from this weekend, I am here to primarily talk about my Eagle Scout project.
After I attain the rank of Eagle Scout, I will continue to strive for more achievements and work towards completing other goals so I can become a model member of society.
I believe that National Junior Honors Society can use an excellent student such as myself. Many of my teachers say that I am a hard worker with an amazing attitude. In sixth grade I attended Cambridge Academy and was elected President of my school, even though it was my first year there. I encouraged classmates by competing with them to see who gets the better grade. During my time of presidency I read the morning announcements. At assemblies I led the pledge of allegiance. Student council and I volunteered at the United Food Bank and helped sort food. Finally, I helped organize school activities and dances. I enjoy playing most sports. During sport activities I am often elected captain. Last year I was on the football team and even if we
I foresee a number of challenges that come with moving from a small town to a large city, especially during the college transition. One challenge I expect to be more troublesome will be that of having to manage my time effectively and efficiently with little to no interference from parental figures. This will no doubt be a daunting task as up until now parents do much of the planning with doctor’s appointments and making sure I balance fun and work. I believe that my experience planning for my Eagle Scout project will make the upheaval easier. I spent a decent portion of my summer planning to build a bridge from drawing designs, to purchasing supplies, to sending emails requesting help. Planning this project entirely on my own while still having
I think it went pretty well. The elementary schoolers really liked their Eagle Buddies and thought they did a great job. The middle schoolers learned a lot from the experience and definitely helped the elementary schoolers. I think doing practice meetings really helped some of the newer eagles, but next time I think I should pair up some of the older eagles with some of the newer ones. Basically, have them sit near each other so they can ask questions. Also, I need to be more prepared next time as I was supposed to have the Eagle Buddy teams ready.
The completion of the final project required for the rank of Eagle in Boy Scouts is what I would consider the most important point of maturity for me personally, and my biggest accomplishment to date. The project is included to test the leadership skills of those completing it, as well as their determination. The whole rank of Eagle is aimed towards showing determination, in fact, with requirements such as staying in an active leadership position for multiple months or the need for a certain number of specific merit badges. These are gained over time and for most who get this far the Eagle Project is one of their last goals yet to be achieved.
You probably don’t know this about me, but I used to be an eagle scout. And in order to be an eagle scout, you have to do things like go camping. And over the summer, my troop would like to travel about six hours north of Milwaukee to a place called Camp Lefeber, where we would camp in the wilderness for several days. About ten to twenty other scout troops from around Wisconsin would meet us there, and there were no cabins at the camp grounds. Instead, we slept in tents. My first year at camp, my friend, Matthew, and I had just the minimum age requirement to go: twelve years old. And, being the good friends that we are, we decided to share a tent for the time we were at camp. It’s not weird. We were in the wilderness. We shared for survival.
The year is 2016, it is a cold and rainy Tuesday afternoon. My father, John Carey, and I are driving to Sherman, Texas. Once I reach Sherman I will go before a board of leaders in order to achieve the ranking of Eagle Scout. I am incredibly nervous, anxious, but really I am ready to get into the meeting and show them that I am trustworthy and capable of achieving such an honor. As we pull up to the church where the meeting will be held, I realize that I could possibly not be ready. I have gone over my project, which they will be asking questions about, a million times. Not to mention I am the one who orchestrated the planning and everything about the project, so I am very familiar with it. Yet, I sit and wonder what if they ask that one question
An experience that has made a profound impact on my life was when I directed and completed a community service project to fulfill a requirement for the Eagle Scout Award in the Boy Scouts of America. In order to competently act as coordinator for this service project, I had to develop both my interpersonal communication and leadership capabilities to a proficient level. Besides improving my professional skills, this project gave me the opportunity gain hands on experience working with groups of people who had varying skill levels. So, not only did these skills allow me to complete the project successfully, they have also proven incredibly useful throughout my academic career.
To become a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, one must complete community service in order to give back to the community. When I was twelve years old, I chose an organization that I found interesting and that I wanted to spread awareness for, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.. I felt a personal connection to this organization, and for my Bat Mitzvah project, I created and sold necklaces, where all the proceeds went to the museum. This project inspired me and helped me mature from a girl, to a woman. Ever since my Bat Mitzvah project, I have been making these necklaces in my spare time. Over the years, I donated thousands of dollars and countless hours of my time to help this important cause. If all students are required to choose
My Eagle Scout project was one of the most difficult and challenging achievements in my life. For my Eagle Scout project I decided to build a storage closet and a seating area for a horse rescue shelter in Georgia. Both of these tasks were a huge risk considering this included pouring concrete and using heavy equipment. I was confident I could get it done and I presented my plan to the Eagle Board to be approved. At first, the Eagle Board liked my idea. The board proceeded to ask me questions about how I would be able to get the project done before my eighteenth birthday coming up later that year. I tried to answer their questions but soon realized that I failed to account for all the time and effort it would take me to build both the storage
What is the hardest thing you have ever had to do in your life? For myself, it was getting my Eagle Scout award. Now for those who don’t know what an Eagle Scout award is or means I will try and explain it to you. An Eagle Scout award is the highest rank possible in Scouting. In order to achieve this rank, you have to complete seven different ranks, along with other different requirements along the way. The basic requirements that you need in order to get an Eagle Scout rank are, twenty-one different merit badges (eleven required and ten unrequired), complete all of the classes, carry out a project that benefits your school, community, or church, and do this all before your eighteenth birthday. Trust me when I say this, it’s a lot harder than what it seems. Only about 5% of Boy Scouts get their Eagle Scout award. I came so close to becoming part of that 95% who didn’t reach this goal. I procrastinated so long that I didn’t complete my project until one week before I turned eighteen.
Katelyn and I then said our goodbyes to Savannah, and we headed back down river towards my house. We had stuck close to the river’s banks edging along the very cusp of the forest until we had come up to a road bridge that spanned the river. Not wanting to be seen by anyone that might have driven down the road, we elected to walk underneath the bridge hugging close along its substructure before hopping up onto a small, cement walkway that worked its way under the belly of the