Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kwc57, Dec 15, 2010.
I got the best Christmas present ever. My son became an Eagle Scout last night!
congratulations! that's a huge deal.
Great news kwc57! And a wonderful Christmas present!
My son has eight months to complete his. he gets it done.
Congratulations. If used properly, rank, however influential, can be an invaluable quality to a young man's life.
Forgive me if I appear to be distracting from your cause for celebration, and if I'm asking a stupid question, kwc57, but has your eldest ever considered a career in the military?
My dad was an Eagle Scout, no small feat.
Congratulations, Kw, be very proud.
If you ever find yourself out at Philmont, drop me a line, we can tip a brew in Santa Fe.
He will if you plant you boot firmly in his backside! My son finished with two months and 12 days left. Kids don't have the same sense of time or urgency that we adults do. I will say, he did it all on his own.........but with plenty of finger pointing at the calendar by me and mom. Not to brag, but he is an outstanding young man who has made the most out of his scouting career. He has held every elected position in the troop, gone on three high adventure trips backpacking and canoeing in excess of 200 miles, staffed summer camp for two years, staffed two NYLT courses, holds the Vigil Honor in Order of the Arrow where he has held two Chapter positions and one Lodge position as well as serving on the elections and ceremonies teams. The Board of Review told him that they had decided to pass him by just reading his project workbook, reading his record and his letters of recommendation before they ever interviewed him. And he did all that while maintaining all A's in honors classes and working 6 days a week to pay for his truck and it's upkeep.
I'm sorry, I just popped a button or two on my vest.
Not only is he my eldest, he is my only. Over the last several years, he actually gave a lot of thought to applying to NROTC to graduate college as a Lt. in the Marines. He has since become very interested in engineering and is leaning that way now.
Due to my insulin dependent diabetes, I personally have ruled out ever doing a trek at Philmont. That being said, I have always wanted to come out to Philmont to attend their training center. If I ever do, I'll let you know.
Congratulations. Both you and your son should be very proud.
'grats, from another one... It is indeed an honor...
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