Re: Eagle MB's
Jo Ernst (njernst@LOGICSOUTH.COM)
Fri, 7 Aug 1998 15:21:33 -0400
That is indeed something to be proud of. My son turned 18 five days shy of
the 3 months he needed for his palm. Oh well, I'm VERY VERY PROUD of him.
He has continued with the troop as an Assistant Scoutmaster (his "official"
bridging ceremony will be at the September Court of Honor) and accompanied
the troop to summer camp as an ASM. There he encouraged the younger scouts
to try new things and was right by their sides during their attempts. He
encouraged three through the mile swim. On the rappelling tower, he
conquered his own fear of heights (took two tries to get to the top) to help
the younger guys to overcome their fears. Once he came down the tower the
first time, he (and the other guys) were ready to do it again. Thank
goodness, we have all this on film--it is priceless.
I won't say anymore on this subject, except to say that my son is an Eagle
in every sense of the word. He is one of the finest young men that I know.
I can't tell you how many parents have told me that they want their son in
this troop "because Everett is in it, and he's the kind of young man that we
want our sons to be around and follow." I don't think any parent ever got a
better compliment. You better believe that the troop will miss him while he
is away at college. He has said he will be there whenever he can. I know
I'll miss him.
SM Troop 813
And a Good Old Fiesty Fox, too ...NE-VI-26
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To: Jo Ernst <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L <SCOUTS-L@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU>
Date: Friday, August 07, 1998 12:49 PM
Subject: Re: Eagle MB's
>On Thu, 6 Aug 1998, Jo Ernst wrote:
>However, just because he had more merit badges that the other boys at
>> the COH does not mean that he was any more "worthy" of the rank of Eagle
>> than the "embarrassed" boys. I disagree that it "should have"
>> them--quite the contrary, they should be very proud of what they have
>> achieved. I do not know the other boys situations; however, my own Eagle
>> Scout son has only 24 merit badges.
>My own son now has 36 merit badges and what I am most proud of is the
>fast that 12 of these he has earned SINCE becoming an Eagle Scout...
>that he has not simply sat back on his laurels .. or what is much
>worse.. seemed to be in Scouting in name only as so many boys seem to
>do after achieveing this rank.....
>troop 47 Foster City, CA
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