The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest award in all of scouting; only 8% of scouts will achieve this rank. Being Eagle Scout represents long-term commitment and dedication to the scouting program, as well as the ability to lead others and master skills.
Once a scout reaches the rank of Life Scout, they may begin to plan their Eagle Project. The Eagle Project is one of the final things that a scout will complete when on the trail to becoming an Eagle Scout, and it is also one of the most difficult. The Eagle Project process is very lengthy and requires hours of planning, presentations, and approvals before the project can even begin. This project provides an opportunity for scouts to apply many of the skills that they have learned throughout their scouting journey to benefit an organization other than the Boy Scouts of America. After the long process of earning badges, attending campouts, filling out paperwork, and completing a final Board of Review, a scout will finally achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.
It has been eight years since I started as an eight-year-old Cub Scout in Pack 34. I have grown and learned a lot over the years. Scouting has provided me with experiences from day one that have helped me grow as an individual and as a leader. The Scouting program provides opportunities for all of its participants that build character and challenge people to be the best version of themselves. From basic skills like starting a fire and setting up a tent to communicating with and managing other people to complete a project, this program truly prepares all participants for the real world. Now, I am nearing the end of my scouting journey, and I could not be more grateful for my time in scouting because it has truly made me into the individual I am today.
As a part of my trail to becoming an Eagle Scout, I have recently completed my Eagle Project at The Post Oak School. For my project, I built six wooden benches for the outdoor areas of both Post Oak campuses. These benches will provide areas for students and teachers to sit outside and enjoy the outdoors. I have been a student at Post Oak for nearly 15 years, and I am very grateful to the school for everything it has provided me during my educational career. I knew I wanted to do my Eagle Project at the school, and with the help of many of the faculty members, I was able to plan my project. On Sunday, May 23, after three months of planning and approvals, I was finally ready to complete my project. Despite the pouring rain, the scouts of Troop 11, along with family members and friends, were able to build all six benches.
This project is one of the biggest milestones of my scouting career. I see the Eagle Project as a culminating point for all of my years in scouting and everything I have learned to be demonstrated. I learned so many things throughout this project alone that I know will be useful to me in the future. I am very happy to have completed this project for The Post Oak School and hope future students and scouts will sit on the benches as they set their own goals for the future.
- High School