Poem for an Eagle Scout
Fred Rogers (fredrogers@VNET.IBM.COM)
Mon, 27 Nov 1995 08:27:40 EDT
On Saturday evening, I had the pleasure of attending an Eagle Court of
Honor. The young man being honored was Kerrston Harris of Troop 17 in
Spencer, NY. Included in the program for the court of honor was a poem
written by his mother, Cathy Harris, for the occasion. With her
permission, I have included the poem below in case someone else would
like to use it or to inspire someone else to do something similar for
another Eagle Scout.
Fred Rogers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tioga District Advancement Chairman
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For My Eagle Scout - Kerrston
Where has that little boy gone?
I see before me a fine young man.
He has the same face as that little boy,
who used to follow his daddy around
the house wanting him to play,
or who curled up beside me to hear a story.
God you didn't tell me the time
would go by so fast--
preschool, Sunday School, kinder-
garten, Cub Scouts, Pine Wood derbies,
sports' practices and games, homework,
Klondike Derbies, scout meetings, campouts,
Camp Barton, homework, Order of the
Arrow, Junior Honor Society, campouts,
sports' practices and games.
The moments I remember and cherish
seem not to be enough to fill
this ache inside me.
And yet I've time to build more
things yet to teach
this fine young man
and he, things to teach me.
He has wings now and with Eagles
he flies, higher than I dreamed
this little boy of mine.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City