Scouting is a big part of who I am and it will stay with me for as long as I live. Through Scouting, I have learned the value of leadership, service, personal responsibility and preparation. With the guidance of my Scoutmaster, Mr. Jim Stewart, I am very proud of the fact that I am the first member of my family to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.
My project taught me that we are interdependent with our world environment and that working together as a community we can accomplish great things. As citizens, we have a responsibility to be a positive force in conservation and environmental efforts. Conservation has always been an integral part of the Boy Scout program and I am very proud that my project continued with that tradition.
Looking in the future, there are several paths I may take. In the short-term, I plan on staying involved in Scouting to continue developing my leadership skills and working toward the Silver Palm. I recently completed National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience at Philmont Scout Ranch and next summer plan to attend NYLT Leadership Academy in Washington, D.C. As a high school sophomore, I am currently focused on my general studies and look forward to advanced placement classes. I feel that a thorough knowledge of leadership skills and a solid education will always serve me well.
I will employ what I have learned in Scouting to my coming life. Scouting is a dedication to community, nation and the world. I believe that what I know now and what I will learn in the future will make my approaching years productive and very enjoyable.