Eagle Court of Honor material
Fred Rogers (fredrogers@VNET.IBM.COM)
Wed, 20 Oct 1993 15:13:29 EDT
I was recently given a program for an Eagle CoH by a friend who
attended the CoH. Included in the program were a half-dozen paragraphs
which I have included below. The piece was listed as "Author Unknown."
I wanted to share it with the rest of you.
Scouting to Me - For Others
To help the scouts in our area feel the pride and love I have in our
scouting movement and the men to carry on when everything is against
you for the good of the scout.
Scouting to me is an idea which shall live on and on after I die. I
live, eat, sleep and talk scouting. This I do because I was shown by
many men, when I was a young scout myself, that the Scout Oath and Law
is the way to happiness. Scouting has helped me in school, church and
in the military. So, scouts ... never be ashamed of your uniform or
Scouting is people who care. Some men cared enough to give it to me,
planted the scouting seed in me and saw it grow healthy.
I in turn want to give some of it back to others, boys of scout age who
will pass it on again. I feel I have a little bit of each man who
helped me on my trail to Eagle and manhood. It is hard to express the
love for scouting in words and thanks to these men.
There are many awards men and scouts can earn along the trail of life,
but the award I seek and cherish is a Thank-You from a scout or scouter
I have helped or seen put into practice something someone learned from
me that I have learned from someone else.
This is my thank you to the men who helped me and to their wives who
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City