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Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle. Where many of our journey to manhood started on firm foundation. Sharing stories, inspiration, and updates on scouting today

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What was your Eagle Scout project?

Started by Zachary Waxman. Last reply by Patrick Sperlein Mar 4, 2014. 4 Replies

Camp Staff?

Started by Michael Halbrook. Last reply by Jacob D. Nolan Dec 13, 2013. 11 Replies

Favorite or most demanding hike

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Comment by Salt Dragon on July 28, 2015 at 9:30am

Introducing myself, I became an Eagle in 1980.  Troop 8 in Hinsdale, IL.  Currently I have two sons:  a 10 year old webelo and a 12 year old tenderfoot and I enjoy being a den leader.

Comment by Salt Dragon on July 28, 2015 at 9:29am

Yesterday the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board voted to end the BSA’s decades-old ban on gay adults and employees.  Now each unit or troop will determine their own policies and guidelines regarding openly gay leaders.  In addition, removed members are allowed to rejoin the organization and employment discrimination based on sexual orientation is eliminated.  The ban on atheist and agnostic leaders remains. 

 

What does this mean for me personally?  As a scout leader, I am glad that our pack and troop can welcome Scouts’ gay parents without risking losing our charter.  Regarding atheists and agnostics, a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy remains in reality.  Systemic discrimination is still tolerated and supported, and to me this is against the Scout Law of being loyal, courteous, kind and reverent. 

 

At the end of the day, I still won’t buy popcorn to support BSA at the council or national level, but prefer to write a check to the pack or troop to support non-discriminatory scouting at the local level. 

Comment by Inner Prop on December 23, 2013 at 10:27pm
Troop 881 Chicago Area Council, March 1985
I was one of the first two Eagles our troop had in about 12 years.
Comment by Danny Johnson on December 23, 2013 at 7:03pm

June 1978 Troop 515, Deland Fl

Comment by Andrew on December 13, 2013 at 11:33am

Can't remember the exact date I was given my Eagle Scout.  ~2000, Trapper Trails Council I think.

Comment by Matt Phillippi on December 13, 2013 at 11:26am

Forgot this part: Stonewall Jackson Area Council (763), 2004, Crew 124/Troop 42. Shenandoah Lodge (258), Vigil in 2004. 

Comment by Matt Phillippi on December 13, 2013 at 11:23am

I knew there would be some fellow eagles on here. Glad to see there is a presence.

Comment by Todd L on November 13, 2013 at 3:54pm

I reaffirm my allegiance to the three promises of the Scout Oath.

I thoughtfully recognize and take upon myself the obligations and responsibilities of an Eagle Scout. On my honor, I will do my best to make my training an example and my status and my influence count strongly for better Scouting and for better citizenship in my troop, in my community, and in my contacts with other people.

To this I pledge my sacred honor.

Comment by Terry Robert Hanes on September 4, 2012 at 1:48am

Glad to see fellow Eagles here on AoM.

Comment by Ewin on February 10, 2012 at 11:00am

How many of you guys are active in scouting today?  If so, how do feel about the overall direction of scouting?  

 

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