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How to Request Congratulatory Letters for Your Eagle Scout

Earning the Eagle Scout Award is something to write home about - literally. Politicians, astronauts, celebrities, and other recognizable figures have been sending hand-signed letters to new Eagle Scouts for, well, 100 years. The very first... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 6 years ago

Eagle Scout Gift Ideas

There is no protocol for Eagle Scout ceremony gifts, but here are some good ideas and helpful tips to remember if someone you know achieves Eagle. First, if at all possible, attend the ceremony in person. This is the best act of gratitude you can... From Trailstop 8 years ago

Eagle Scout = Failure

I realize the title of this post may raise a few eyebrows (and tempers) but let me explain. Last night I met with a young man in my ward who just turned 14, and his mother. This young man has just recently started coming back to church (good for... From Adventures and Accidents 6 years ago

Check Out 30 of the Coolest Eagle Scout Letters I've Seen

What do President Barack Obama, New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, author Homer Hickam, actor Chuck Norris, and NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal all have in common? No, they're not the five famous people I'd invite to a fantasy dinner party -... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 6 years ago

Open for Debate: Are Boys Who Earn Eagle Scout at 13 or 14 Too Young?

How young is too young for a Scout to earn Eagle? Scouters' opinions vary. What difference exists between a 13-year-old boy who earns the Eagle Scout award and one who gets there at 17½? That was the subject of a fascinating discussion among... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 7 years ago

Kevin Rose - Eagle Scout?

We have all heard of famous Eagle Scouts like Neil Armstrong, Steve Spielberg, and Ross Perot. But today's Boy Scout may have a little trouble identifying with these gentlemen. After all, they are (dare I say it?) old. How about someone younger,... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 9 years ago

Preserve Your Eagle Scout Journey Electronically

Ever since the Eagle Scout Award was first presented in 1912, families have been creating Eagle Scout scrapbooks to make these precious boyhood memories last. Well, it's time to take that nearly century-old process into the next 100 years of... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 9 years ago

Looking for Eagle Scout Court of Honor Ideas? Read This

To turn a run-of-the-mill Eagle Scout Court of Honor into something unforgettable, toss out the carbon-copy script your troop has used for years. Instead, pick up a copy of  The   Eagle Court of Honor Book    ( $14.99 at ScoutStuff.org ). Buy the... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 7 years ago

Eagle Scout Court of Honor Gifts: Are They Appropriate? If So, What Should You Give?

You give a graduate a gift when he reaches the high point of his educational career, but what about when a boy reaches the pinnacle of Scouting? In other words: To gift or not to gift, that is the question. An upcoming Eagle Scout Court of Honor... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 5 years ago

Greater New York Councils Induct Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil, Into Eagle Scout Hall of Fame

The Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America will honor Rex W. Tillerson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ExxonMobil Corporation, at its 2009 Eagle Scout Hall of Fame Induction on Monday, November 2nd at the Hilton New York. This... From Scouting News 9 years ago

100 Years of Eagle Scout Painting Unveiled (Order Your Own!)

Joseph Csatari's latest work of art was unveiled at this morning's Americanism Breakfast at the Boy Scouts of America's 2012 National Annual Meeting. The piece celebrates this year's 100th Anniversary of the Eagle Scout award, first presented to... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 6 years ago

Dating an Eagle Scout

Nearly two years ago I wrote a blog post that reprinted a list by Michael Conkey about the rules for a young man to follow if he wished to date his daughter. The list included that the young man must be an Eagle Scout, follow the Scout Law, and... From A Scoutmaster's Blog 1 decade ago

This Eagle Scout Infographic Pretty Much Says It All

Yesterday, we got scientific proof that Eagle Scouts are awesome. Today comes the visual evidence. After the jump, don't miss a stunning infographic that answers the question: Who exactly are these 2.1 million Eagle Scouts? The question - and... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 7 years ago

Distinguished Eagle Scout Rex Tillerson Nominated as Secretary of State

Rex Tillerson, a Distinguished Eagle Scout, Silver Buffalo Award recipient and past national president of the Boy Scouts of America, has been nominated to be the nation's next secretary of state. Tillerson, upon Senate confirmation, would be the... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 2 years ago

260 Boys Receive Eagle Scout Award in Largest-Ever Court of Honor

Image copyright Matt Gillis, Deseret News An Eagle Scout Court of Honor last weekend was so big that it took an entire football stadium to hold it. The court of honor was a big part of Utah's annual Stadium of Fire, one of the country's... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 8 years ago

How Can an Eagle Scout Best Thank the Troopmates Who Helped Get Him There?

At an Eagle Scout Court of Honor, Mom, Dad and other key Scouting mentors get recognized for their role in helping a young man reach the Eagle Scout rank. As they should. But what about the young man's troopmates? Didn't they have a part in helping... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 5 years ago

Ask the Expert: Why Is the Eagle Scout Age Requirement 18?

A boy must complete all requirements for the Eagle Scout Award by his 18th birthday, but why? That was the question posed by Scouter Kim. H. She writes: "Why do Scouts have to complete their Eagle requirements by their 18th birthday rather than by... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 8 years ago

Eagle Scout Buck Knife

Scouts who have earned Eagle during my tenure as Scoutmaster  receive a custom engraved Buck  knife. I take the knife to an engraver in our mall called "Things Remembered". I buy the Buck 110 lock-back because the bolsters are flat Read More &#8594... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 6 years ago

Why Are So Many Boys Taking So Much Longer to Reach Eagle Scout?

You can't blame this one on inflation. More than 60 years ago, the average age of a boy earning Eagle was 14.6. Today it's 17.1. As we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Eagle Scout Award this month, it's a good time to ask: Why the increase?... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 6 years ago

Remembering an Eagle Scout

Neil Armstrong, an Eagle Scout, was the first person to set foot on the moon.  Most of you have heard the news of his passing earlier today.  This is small tribute to him.  (Click on the image to see the full sized version)  ( Click here to go to... From The NetCommish 6 years ago

Trail to Eagle Scout App

Following the great theme of great Scout Apps hitting the market lately, another is rolling out. Trail to Eagle   is a Boy Scout reference for your smartphone available on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 7.  With the Trail to Eagle a Scout can... From Scouting News 7 years ago

What Makes an Eagle Scout?

Here's what makes an Eagle Scout; A Scout completes the requirements as issued by the B.S.A. and is approved by a duly constituted board of review. That's it. So what about those oft discussed and argued qualities like maturity and leadership... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 7 years ago

Ben Gallaher, Country Singer and Eagle Scout, Makes His Mark in Nashville

Country singer-songwriter Ben Gallaher doesn't hide the fact that he's an Eagle Scout. He includes those 10 letters in  his Twitter bio , on his Facebook page and on his official website . He also lives those 10 letters every day as he tours the... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 2 years ago

Longtime Scouter Left Behind Template for Running Eagle Scout Boards of Review

Don Bennett directed Eagle Scout boards of review like a film director creating his latest masterpiece. He challenged the Eagle candidates with expertly crafted questions all with the goal of making the young man see just how his time in Scouting... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 5 years ago

Avoiding Eagle Scout Drama

During my tenure as Scoutmaster I have worked with 50 Scouts who have earned the rank of Eagle. Becoming an Eagle Scout is beset by difficulties and so should it be, it is supposed to be challenging. Unfortunately these normal difficulties are... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 9 years ago

Concerned Eagle Scout

I received an email from a "Concerned Eagle Scout" Today. Mr. "Concerned Eagle Scout" has concerns about justifying FOS dollars. And I can appreciate "Concerned Eagle Scouts"concerns. His biggest issue seems to be the cost of Scouting. Well.. let... From The Scoutmaster Minute 1 decade ago

WATCH: How Did Our Favorite Eagle Scout Singer Do on 'the Voice'?

Pip didn't just sing last night. He "absolutely blew the roof off the place," said host Carson Daly. Phillip Arnold, known on the show as Pip, gave a powerful rendition of The Animals' "House of the Rising Sun" during last night's episode. The... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 7 years ago

Review: Online Eagle Scout Shadow Box and myNESA.Org

This post is not a news release or story, it is my personal opinion… I have for the past few months, after seeing a promotion for it on the National Eagle Scout Association website , been excited for the release of myNESA.org . I was a little... From Scouting News 9 years ago

Ask the Expert: Does Bugler Fulfill the "position of Responsibility" For the Eagle Scout Award?

Have you been searching for an answer to a Scouting-related question? Ask the Expert is here to help. Send us your question, and Cracker Barrel will seek out the answer. Today's question comes from Arlene Freeman , a Scouter in Austin, Tex. She... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 9 years ago

Where Eagle Scout Medals Come From

The Suburban Journal has an interesting feature on the company that creates the Eagle Scout Award Kits, check it out: When David Bouchein won his Eagle Scout medal in the 1970s he had no idea of the prominence that award would play later in his... From Scouting News 9 years ago

Video: Eagle Scout Mike Rowe Shares His Scouting Story

Here's a new job for Mike Rowe, he of Dirty Jobs  fame: Keynote speaker at a gathering of BSA professionals and volunteers. Rowe traded his usual duds - well, he kept the jeans - for a nicely pressed shirt at this month's National Annual Meeting in... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 6 years ago

My Son, the Eagle Scout

Tonight my son was presented his Eagle Scout Award. I can not express in words how very proud I am of him.  Over the past 11 years him and I have been on a great adventure.  At times the trail was rocky and hard to navigate.  At other times the... From The Scoutmaster Minute 6 years ago

What Is an Eagle Scout?

Asking "what is an Eagle Scout?" sparks interesting conversations among Scouters. This question got me wrapped around my own axle for a few years; but not anymore. Conversations about Eagle Scout commonly unfold like an operatic libretto. The... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 4 years ago

47 Year-Old Eagle Scout

Congratulations to New Eagle Scout Robert Rubano, 47 Years Young Robert Rubano, Scoutmaster of Troop 24 in New Dorp, Staten Island, finally earned the Eagle Scout rank, almost 30 years past his 18th birthday, the cut-off for such an achievement... From Scouting News 9 years ago

Taylor Swift Honors Eagle Scout at TeenNick HALO Awards

How does it feel getting a shout out from Taylor Swift? Ask Eagle Scout James O'Dwyer, whose relief program in Alabama to provide aid to tornado victims caught Swift's eye. The singer, who has donated millions of dollars and hundreds of hours to... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 7 years ago

In His Latest Book, Accomplished Eagle Scout Takes You Inside the World of Naval Aviation

Eagle Scout Alvin Townley has a knack for finding compelling stories. Like  Legacy of Honor , his 2007 look at what it means to be an Eagle Scout, told through profiles of some remarkable men. Or  Spirit of Adventure , the 2009 story of Eagle... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 7 years ago

Help Find the Mystery Eagle Scout Who Saved a Life in California

Joshua Allen and his family were on vacation in the Stanislaus National Forest near Yosemite National Park when Josh fell over a waterfall and needed to be rescued. He later learned he had broken nine ribs and punctured his lung. A mystery man - an... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 2 years ago

2013 Eagles: Don't Miss Your Chance to Be in the 'Eagle Scout Yearbook'

Yearbooks are priceless windows into the past, and the Eagle Scout Yearbook, Class of 2013 will be no exception. To make it happen, though, the National Eagle Scout Association needs your help to fill the yearbook's pages with the stories of the... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 5 years ago

Eagle Scout Performs With Blue Angels

Navy Cmdr. Frank Weisser, an Eagle Scout, will rejoin the Blue Angels as a solo pilot. He'll perform with the U.S. Navy's flight demonstration squadron as Blue Angel No. 6 - known as the "opposing solo pilot" - for the remainder of the 2016-2017... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 2 years ago

Meet the Eagle Scout Who Works on the Megahit Videogame Destiny

The real heroes at Bungie , the videogame company behind sci-fi blockbusters Halo and Destiny , don't wear armor. They're guys like Matthew Ward, Eagle Scout and the company's cinematic director, who wore an untucked button-up, jeans and red... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 2 years ago

Quality of an Eagle Scout

One of the more common emails I receive concerns the frustrations of Scoutmaster's who are faced with a boy they just don't consider has done enough, cares enough or is good enough to become an Eagle Scout. They Read More &#8594... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 6 years ago

Count to Four: Maryland Quadruplets Earn Eagle Scout Award

John, Patrick, David, and William Goodspeed. (Photo by Phil Grout, Howard County Times) Having quadruplets is rare enough. A woman's odds of having four babies at once is estimated at somewhere between 1 in 550,000 and 1 in 800,000. But quadruplets... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 8 years ago

Cub Scouts Meet Steve Holcomb, Olympic Gold Medalist and Eagle Scout

Some people have all the luck. Last weekend, in addition to racing pinewood derby cars against NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon , a group of Atlanta Cub Scouts met Steve Holcomb , driver of the gold medal-winning U.S. four-man bobsled team. Holcomb, an... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 9 years ago

Avoiding Eagle Scout Drama - Part 4 -the Eagle Project

Open the Eagle Scout Project Workbook (opens PDF file) and you will find about 2 1/2 half pages of instructions about conducting the project written in less than 1000 words (966 to be exact). Google the words "Eagle Scout Project" and... From Scoutmaster Clarke Green 9 years ago

2012 Marks 100 Years of Boy Scouts' Highest Rank, Eagle Scout

IRVING, Texas ( April 10, 2012 )-One hundred years after Arthur Eldred of New York earned this nation's first Eagle Scout Award, new, independent research demonstrates the significant, positive impact Eagle Scouts have on society every day. Since... From Scouting News 7 years ago

Eagle Scout Contributions to America

Hello again! We are very proud to be celebrating the 101 st anniversary of the first Eagle Award that was presented on Labor Day 1912.  Since then, more than two million young men have achieved that top honor in Scouting, with nearly 58,000 Scouts... From Chief's Corner 5 years ago

Man Awarded Eagle Scout 36 Years Later

The Standard Times has an article about a man who was able to be awarded his Eagle Scout award, 36 years later, after delivering a package to a Concho Valley Council Office Manager: Saturday morning, Boy Scout Troop 20, sponsored by Trinity... From Scouting News 9 years ago

Achieving the Eagle Scout Award

What is the highest recognition that Scouting offers? That's right-the Eagle Scout Award. The Eagle Scout Award is earned through the advancement program, and only about 5 percent of the boys who begin in Scouting achieve this honor. History Of The... From Summit Blog 6 years ago

I Interview the Eagle Scout on 'the Voice,' and He Hits All the Right Notes

Phillip Arnold had just returned from the first round of The Voice in Los Angeles, where, by all accounts, he stole the show. He was adored by the celebrity judges and praised by entertainment bloggers. TV ratings showed that his audience was 16... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 7 years ago

Eagle Scout Olympian Reveals How He Balanced Swimming and Scouting

Eric Shanteau, a cancer survivor, supports the Lance Armstrong Foundation. By the time Eric Shanteau first put on a Cub Scout uniform, he had already been swimming for five years. As he got older, Shanteau, who learned to swim at age 3, found a way... From Bryan on Scouting Magazine 6 years ago

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