We are proud to announce the newest Eagle Scout!
Posted by: MAC, October 1, 2009, 12:34am
Tim had his Board of Review tonight (clear down in Montrose) and he passed with flying colors! Yeehaw! He was SO nervous and then crashed on the way home. He'll get his paperwork back from National in about a month and then get his patch and necker!
Posted by: DMarieC, October 1, 2009, 12:44am; Reply: 1
Posted by: Jean, October 1, 2009, 6:36am; Reply: 2
Well done, Tim...and Mom!
Posted by: juju, October 1, 2009, 7:00am; Reply: 3
That is such an awesome accomplishment! Congrats to Tim for all the hard work.
Posted by: TamieJP, October 1, 2009, 7:59am; Reply: 4
Congratulations. Once an Eagle Scout - Always an Eagle Scout
I know the Girl Scout comparison is the Gold Award. We will be finishing the Bronze this Sunday. It will be EASY in comparison!
Posted by: JOY, October 1, 2009, 8:05am; Reply: 5
my son congratulates your son:2clap ...he is still working on his Tenderfoot
I want to add congratulations, too!
Posted by: LindaR, October 1, 2009, 8:29am; Reply: 6
Posted by: Renda, October 1, 2009, 8:42am; Reply: 7
Posted by: jmlange, October 1, 2009, 9:22am; Reply: 8
Very nice! Congratulations!
Posted by: MAC, October 1, 2009, 11:04am; Reply: 9
They absolutely grilled dh and me about the 13yo thing. I can only imagine what they would have said in April! I'm glad it came together now as Tim really wanted it before his birthday in November.
Posted by: Jeannie, October 1, 2009, 11:17am; Reply: 10
Posted by: vicki, October 1, 2009, 12:03pm; Reply: 11
Congratulations--isn't he young to have earned that? I thought Eagle Scouts were usually in high school--or is he in high school? Of course, I think of him as being in second grade.....
Posted by: MAC, October 1, 2009, 12:33pm; Reply: 12
Yes, he's quite young. He could have actually Eagled in April--everything was done but some paperwork, but he'd worked hard and I suggested he take May off from Scout stuff--he was so busy being Senior Patrol Leader. Well, then June happened and then it was September... They have until their 18th birthday to do the requirements. Many boys get it done with hours to spare. When they asked about "whether we pushed him" I told them the story of yesterday--that he was working on algebra, bounced up, sent off a requirement for his Computers MB and then finished his math. I pointed out that he had a large advantage by being hsed...
It was odd that they harped so hard on the 13yo thing, as one of the board members' ds just earned his--at 13! I pointed out that our Scout Exec was a 13yo Eagle, who challenged Tim to earn more than 69 badges that he'd earned. If Tim does, Keith said he'll take him out for a steak dinner.
Posted by: RobinS, October 1, 2009, 2:39pm; Reply: 13
I'm really impressed that he got it so young!
Quoted from MAC
They have until their 18th birthday to do the requirements. Many boys get it done with hours to spare.
Yup. This will be my ds#1. He's almost there, just needs 2 MB (I think) but more than that, the waiting...since you have to spend X months as a Star Scout, X months as a Life...That period will end about 2 weeks before his 18th birthday. He slacked off for a couple of years early on and is now paying the price!!
Posted by: MAC, October 1, 2009, 4:02pm; Reply: 14
We have a boy in the troop that's going to be down to the wire. I put the hammer down on him two weeks ago--doesn't do the CoH emceeing and make up the flyer, no Communications. No Communications badge, (and having contacted the MB couselor the next night) no Eagle. That 13 week period of tracking expenses in Pers Management gets 'em too! Our SPL had a MB counselor quit on him and we don't know if the new MBC will count the work he's already done. He's only 13, so it's fine, but I know it's going to be hard to get him going if she won't count it. She doesn't have to... We had a young man last year that gave up. It's so too bad--he was SUCH an Eagle Scout. However, his first project didn't get going on time and another group did it. He could never get up the gumption to start over. Plus, he'd left it too long to get Hiking or Cycling so he HAD to get swimming and he was terrified of the water. You can only push so hard...
Posted by: psweems, October 1, 2009, 9:46pm; Reply: 15
Our ds is just starting his Eagle Project. Well, he has it planned, and now has to get the board approval to begin.
The Eagle Scout program is a great one!
Posted by: MAC, October 1, 2009, 10:56pm; Reply: 16
What is his planned project? Be aware that now the number of letters of recommendation have been raised to 6, plus if you have an Eagle packet book with a copyright of 2008, National won't accept it.
Posted by: SharonM, October 2, 2009, 8:48am; Reply: 17
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Posted by: Kimgrif, October 3, 2009, 10:15am; Reply: 19
Congratulations to Tim on attaining his Eagle rank! Seems like just a year or two ago he was all excited to become a Tiger scout...
Posted by: psweems, October 3, 2009, 10:31am; Reply: 20
Ds plans to create a frisbee golf couse for a local park. He has a professional lined out to work with him to get it built,
unless he can get enough $ to buy the cages ready-made. He is designing the course, will install the component parts,
and make those parts if need be. He's spoken with the person after whom the park was named, and that guy is excited
about it; in fact, he's going to get the concrete donated (NOT the huge expense, but still a help and encouragement.)
Ds and dh have been researching and visiting frisbee golf courses within 70 mile radius, to get ideas and all info they can
before building it. It's still kind of secretive until he gets plans formalized and approved, I guess. But, I doubt that anyone
from the Swap will tap into the idea and create it in our area before ds has a chance to do so. If so, actually that would
be great. He could do something else for the community that doesn't require such a big time commitment and expense!
I will pass along the info about letters of recommendation and copyright of book. They may already know that, but I have
no clue. Thanks for the heads up!
Posted by: MAC, October 3, 2009, 8:05pm; Reply: 21
That's going to be a big project! Another thing we found out--a local (GJ, 3 hours away) trophy place will donate a plaque saying "Troop so and so's Eagle project headed up by so and so" to hang on the wall if there is a wall to hang it on. Check out your local trophy places--they might do the same.
Posted by: psweems, October 3, 2009, 10:04pm; Reply: 22
Yes, it is a big project. We wonder if too big? But, there are those who are willing to help make it happen,
and it truly would be a great contribution to our community park. So, unless there is a major change of plans,
that's to the the focus.