Re: More Eagle Requirements
Len Slovensky (slovensky@MAIL.SCRA.ORG)
Thu, 9 Sep 1993 11:53:01 EST
I became a Boy Scout in January 1961. Things were moving along fairly
well, I was getting my advancement headed in the right direction. Then
came First Class swimming. It took me 2 summer camps to learn to swim,
and the third summer camp before I got Swimming and Life Saving merit badges.
During that First Class struggle I thought I would never see Eagle Scout.
When that moment finally came in December 1964, the since of accomplishment
was over powering to me.
I look back at my days as a Scout with the realization of what it has done to
help my daily life today. There are obviously many ways my life has been
affected because of my becoming an Eagle Scout. But at this time I would like
to pick on just one of them. SWIMMING! I have been around water all my life,
canoe trips, water skiing, swimming pools, teaching my own daughter's to swim.
There is a lot of fun I enjoy today because I had some patient Scouters, as a
kid, who helped me to swim.
Of all the boys I have seen not make it to Eagle, swimming is the number one
I sympathize with Fred Rogers about getting to First Class. Boy did that
swimming merit badge ever proved to be a tough one for me!
One of the hoofed critters;
Len Slovensky (hope to finish woodbadge in October) Thundering White
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City