Re: Why an Eagle?
Randy Worcester (RandyWoo@AOL.COM)
Mon, 11 Mar 1996 19:16:48 -0500
In a message dated 96-03-11 08:36:15 EST, you write:
>>At 08:40 PM 3/8/96 -0500, Mike wrote:
>>> Well, I have to give a speach at our Troop's banquet with the
>>> working title of "Why [aim for] Eagle?". I've been scratching my head
>>> over an approach: the audience is Tenderfoot and Second Class. I
>>> don't want to use "because it will look good on a resume <G>" or
>>> "People will think highly of you". I need something that will inspire
>>> them to want to aspire to the rank.
>>> Can anyone suggest some points to make?
At our Blue & Gold, we had a speaker that was an Eagle in the 1930s. He put
on his sash and pointed to various merit badges and discussed how they had
affected his life. Beekeeping became his retirement avocation, another badge
became his lifelong hobby, with the Aviation badge he later learned to fly
and this took him around the world and became his career. Intertwined with
some good stories, his speech hit home with alot of the boys that the merit
badges were more than a piece of cloth they earn once. The things they learn
in Scouting will stay with them through life and affect them in ways they can
not even begin to imagine today.
CC Pack 15
AS Troop 9
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City