Re: Why an Eagle?
Greg L. Gough (ggough@MAIL.ORION.ORG)
Fri, 15 Mar 1996 07:08:51 -0600
About 3 years ago I looked inward, put pen to paper and wrote the
following about what my Eagle means to me. I hope it will be of some help.
What It Means To Be An Eagle Scout
by Greg Gough
(Awarded Eagle Scout 3/15/72)
It means that I have the ability to be a leader. Not of a gang or
but a leader of like minded individuals that uphold a creed, a sacred oath.
A passion for life and the principals that founded the United States of
Patriotism is a loyalty I will never break. If called on I would
voluntarily give my life for my country. But more importantly, I will
work to make it better.
Duty to God is an ongoing learning and incorporating of similar moral
values that ensure that I will be a compassionate and productive citizen.
Eagle Scout is not a patch, an award or certificate to hang on the wall.
It is a way to live your life. Although the trail to Eagle is hard work
and fun; it is much more.
The Eagle rank is an education. Each rank is a chapter. The conclusion
is that by earning the Eagle rank the individual has the tools to be a
responsible consciences citizen who would gladly advance the group before
SM Troop 201, Ozark, MO. I used to be an Owl but I will always be an Eagle!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City