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  • #16
    I don't remember Eagle being that challenging as a youth.

    I was havin fun with my buddies. We camped and hiked, went to jambo and philmont and along the way I advanced in rank. Before I knew it I was one of the senior guys in the troop and SPL.

    the scout master caught me by the elbow one meeting and asked to speak with me a moment. He thought I should start working on an eagle project. I think I was 15 or so..... Till that point I never thought about it or really cared about it.


    • #17
      As I remember it, only 1% used to make it to Eagle. Advancement is much more professionalized these days -- more organized, more resources, more options. Membership is declining and a higher percentage of Scouts are making Eagle but another way to look at it is that the kids who aren't really interested just aren't joining instead of dropping out as Second or First Class Scouts.

      I've seen some paper Eagles yesterday as well as today and some EXCELLENT Eagles today as well as yesterday. Celebrate the fact that we still have Eagles, a program and fine young men.