Based on a unanimous decision, the scouts in my patrol voted for me as their leader. I was not the loudest nor the strongest individual, but I was a well respected and I listened to everyone’s opinions. I made myself clear as the leader that I was their best friend that happened to make decisions. I never put myself on a pedestal and I believed that a true leader is someone who represents and takes on the difficult responsibility of the team. Three years later, I achieved the Eagle rank as a boy scout as I served as a leader and qualified for the
While attending a small school, one can choose either to be involved in nothing, or in everything. During my time as a student at Burrton High School, I chose the latter. While at Burrton, I participated in almost every club, sport, and activity the school had to offer, especially in leadership positions. These positions taught me many lessons which have helped me improve as a leader and as a person.
I recently completed my Eagle Scout rank, achieving the highest honor in Boy Scouts, and I am also a brotherhood member of scouting's honor society, the Order of the Arrow. I served a six month term as Senior Patrol Leader, the most senior scout leader within my troop, as well as serving as Assistant Senior Patrol Leader for one term. Before that, I did three six month terms as Troop Guide, a position in which I acclimated first year scouts to the troop, teaching them the ways of scouting. My experience in Boy Scouts has presented an abundance of opportunities for me to develop my leadership skills, giving me a competitive advantage over other candidates.
Boy Scouts of America: I have been involved with the scouting program since I was six years old, and continue to be actively involved. I currently working to the rank of Eagle Scout. I am currently the Senior Patrol Leader (SPL) of my troop, which includes running the weekly meetings, sending and creating the weekly agenda, updating our Troop website, and help plan Troop outings. On average I spend roughly 5 hours a week with doing activities that are involved with Boy Scouts.
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.
Rather than being lead by the older scouts, it was me and my friends who began to run the troop. The ones that I had looked up to had mostly left, and, almost seemingly without warning, it was our turn to lead, and mentor the new scouts. I was a troop guide, then an Assistant senior patrol leader, and then the quartermaster. All the while, I continued on my own to advance steadily through the scouting ranks. However, with these greater responsibilities, came greater enjoyment to be had out of scouting. We went to summer camps, high adventure camps, and dozens of troop-sponsored camping trips. I was nominated for, and accepted into, the Order of the Arrow, the Honor Society of Scouting. After being nominated by my Troop, I participated in a service project where we slept under the stars, followed by a period of silence and
As a squad leader and a sergeant in JROTC I've learned many things like how to march myself and other cadets, how to teach in my own way, and how to become more independent of me. These three skills have all been a huge accomplishment from the person I was before joining the program. I have become cadet of the month and taught others how to do the same. Although some may not like my leadership
It’s five in the morning as I rise, throw on some layers and mentally prepare myself to stand out in the freezing cold till eleven handing out water and gatorade to runners. Growing up, I always had the values of service and leadership hardwired into my brain from my parents and the Boy Scouts because of getting involved with them so early in my life. Now that I am older, I am beyond grateful for this upbringing because they are two very important values that are often overlooked or misinterpreted by many people. My biggest display of these virtues was my Eagle Scout Project and the fundraising for it that I performed in my sophomore year.
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
I have been a boy scout since the first grade, and I believe nothing contributed greater to me wanting to help people, and my leadership skills, then being a boy scout. There are countless times on campouts and events where first aid and knowledge of the human body come into play. During one of the annual summer camps my troop goes on every year, me and a friend of mine were hiking up a mountain. It was one of the steeper trails, so we had to watch our step. About half way up, my partner lost his footing and sprained his ankle. He could not get down the mountain so I had to find what I could to make a brace, because I could not carry him down without injuring myself as well. I found a few sturdy sticks and tied them around his ankle, using the tibia as a guide for how straight I needed to make it. We worked together to get down and to the first aid tent. It was one of the best experiences I've ever had and taught me a lot about leadership and gave me some experience when it came to handling
Ever since Tiger Cub I have had a desire to be a Eagle Scout. After earning my arrow of light, I was eager to start my scouting journey. I have been on many trips throughout my scouting career that I will never forget; from sleeping in my hammock on the hot summer camp nights, to treading through the freezing waters of the cave trip. I served as quartermaster of the troop for about 2 years and always looked to help others with rank advancements, however I know my time as a boy scout is coming to a close and I must apply the skills I have learned in the competitive world.
For my Girl Scout Silver award, I had to create and finish a project that was both sustainable and filled a need in my community. I decided that I wanted to put furniture in the teen area of my local library. I then met with the children’s librarians and the library director and we set a fundraising goal.
Growing up as an Army brat. We had to learn a lot of values growing up. Even though my father and I didn't have a strong connection. He was still able to provide for his family. Our family showed a different type of morals. Like never show your true emotions. My brother and I had to learn that. I didn't really know what that meant till I was much older. And? It stuck with me till this day. By showing emotion would show people that you were soft. My mother would show comfort to you if you were struggling but she knew the balance of reasoning. Since growing up and moving out of the house and following the family tradition. By joining the service made my father's and myself relationship stronger. One day my father approached me and asked