Boy Scouts of America:
The most important experience of my life so far was participating in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). I joined my troop when I was eleven and rose through the ranks to become an Eagle Scout when I was sixteen. That title should indicate a person with leadership experience, willingness to try new things, excellence of character, and commitment to both the community of Scouting and the world as a whole.
I have always called the BSA the best leadership, outdoor skills, and service organization in America and I firmly believe it. I served in several leadership positions as a Boy Scout, the most impactful of which was Troop Guide. As Guide, I was in charge of all first year training, which meant I developed a…show more content… I went as a Choral Music student. I was an excellent student in high school, which gave me proper academic standing to apply for Governor 's school, but I also had to undergo an audition process as a chorus student. The process involves a solo performance and sight reading. To prepare for this audition I spent about a week researching a song to perform. I had been a chorus kid for a decade, but had never picked a piece for myself before. I enthusiastically listened to dozens of options and eventually picked a song. I also underwent personal growth to prepare. For the first time in my life, I received voice lessons and I diligently studied sightsinging as I would any normal academic topic. Luckily for me, the hard work paid off and I was accepted. As the Teaching Assistant Counselor (TAC) on my floor put it during my first floor meeting, “You’re here because public school is too boring for you.” He most certainly was right! GSW sparked an intellectual curiosity in my unlike to other. The choral classes were amazing, but the two to three seminars held daily was where I truly grew at Governor 's School. Knowing I would later be a math major, I attended every mathematical talk I could. It was amazing! Both GSW faculty and guest college speakers were talking about new mathematical discoveries and advanced topics public school would never go through. I didn’t just attend math seminars though. I heavily diversified and attended talks about science, music, literature, and