Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Daniel's an EAGLE SCOUT!

Attaining the Eagle rank is often the ultimate goal of a scout and his parents. It looks good on a resume and shows commitment to a program over an extended period of time. We are so proud of Daniel for accomplishing this goal!

Daniel John Drake, Eagle Scout

Daniel's Eagle Board of Review, April 15th, 2010
Scott Mosher, Brian Symons, Daniel Drake, Greg Whitaker, Brian Weinert

An Eagle Court of Honor was held on Wednesday, December 22nd... recognize the achievements of our son, Daniel Drake, and his fellow troop member, Daniel Merrill.
Bishop John Dokos conducted and offered some opening remarks.
Brian Weinert, Young Mens' President, gave an inspiring message.
Brad Shumway, our good friend, lead the boys in the Eagle Charge.
Greg Whitaker, the boys former Scout Master, shared his thoughts and memories of the boys.
Brother Whitaker also presented the awards..
...and pins.
Daniel gave some closing Eagle Scout Remarks.
He was followed by Daniel Merrill.
Both boys recognized Brother Whitaker with the Eagle Mentor Pin. He presented them with these unique hand-carved, hand-painted walking sticks.
Proud Parents
Time for cake!
We express sincere thanks to Danile's scout leaders, fellow troop members, family, and friends who helped him accomplish the rank of Eagle Scout. He could not have done it without you! Daniel's Eagle project was to provide large shelving for Heart to Heart International--a relief and development organization that specializes in volunteer action and worldwide humanitarian assistance. Thank you to all who assisted with his project!

Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts of America)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eagle Scout
Eagle Scout
Medal, palms, badge and square knot
OwnerBoy Scouts of America
CountryUnited States
Recipients56,176 (2010)[1]
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Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). A Scout who attains this rank is called an Eagle Scout or Eagle. Since its introduction in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than 2 million young men. The title of Eagle Scout is held for life, thus giving rise to the phrase "Once an Eagle, always an Eagle".

Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout Spirit through the Boy Scout Oath and Law, service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages. Eagle Scouts are presented with a medal and a badge that visibly recognizes the accomplishments of the Scout. Additional recognition can be earned through Eagle Palms, awarded for completing additional tenure, leadership, and merit badge requirements.