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Persistence and Adaptability

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“I’m definitely going to fight for everything." Because no one climbs from Cub Scout to Eagle Scout, a journey of about a dozen years in his case, by accident. It requires a remarkable commitment.  "When I was growing up, I thought I wouldn’t finish because it was just so long and you had to do so much. But my grandma and my auntie wanted me to finish, and I did it. It taught me so much, like how to make something out of nothing.â€

 

A.J.Rose 6-foot-1, 212-pound redshirt freshman running back for the Kentucky Wildcats

 

https://www.seccountry.com/kentucky/kentucky-football-uk-wildcats-aj-rose-benny-snell-backfield

 

 

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Very nice. And eloquently said. Thank you for posting.

 

Surprised by the whole, "I had to stay 2 nights alone in the woods for my final test for Eagle" thing, though.

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Rose surveys his surroundings and adapts accordingly. That was one of his final tests to achieve Eagle Scout status: two days alone in the woods with only a water bottle, rope and knife. It took hours to snag his first meal.

“You had to be patient,†Rose said. “If you didn’t figure out how to catch a fish, you weren’t going to eat.â€

 

Yes, there may have been a misunderstanding by the reporter, though I know adults in some units teach more in-depth survival such as water collection, tracking, snare building.

 

As I have said before, I favor a solo Eagle trek over an Eagle project.

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... Yes, there may have been a misunderstanding by the reporter, though I know adults in some units teach more in-depth survival such as water collection, tracking, snare building.

 

As I have said before, I favor a solo Eagle trek over an Eagle project.

 

I suspect wilderness survival was one of his electives. Or, maybe he was just short on nights for Camping MB, and his counselor threw down a challenge. Maybe he decided to challenge himself. We adults can't add to the requirements, but if a boy says, "I want to do X before making rank," who's gonna stop him?

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