Last Saturday my heart threatened to burst with pride.
Sweet Guy’s local scout troop had their summer Court of Honor.
Our guy was called up and recognized for being the only scout to attend the Twin Arrows Leadership Camp this past summer.
He was one of two boys to achieve the Star rank. Next up will be the Life rank followed by the coveted Eagle. We are ALMOST there!
In addition to the scout being awarded a rank patch that is worn on his uniform the parents are presented with a pin.
The scouting organization recognizes that the boys are guided by their parents. Of course my scouting friends know that the “guiding” sometimes consists of dragging boys out of bed in the early morning hours of the weekend to drive them to community service events, threatening to turn off the Xbox until requirements of merit badges are completed and so on. 🙂
Traditionally mothers wear the rank pins at Scouting events. I found my neck ribbon HERE.
At this Court of Honor Sweet Guy was awarded seven new merit badges. One of which was the camping merit badge which took him two years to complete all of the badge requirements. #itainteasy
I will add them to the 25 badges he has already earned in the past two years.
There are a total of 137 badges that are offered.
A minimum of twenty one badges must be earned, thirteen of which are required, to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.
Sweet Guy has just two required badges left to earn.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,
courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,
brave, clean, and reverent.
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
I can only hope and pray that my son will always live by such a law and oath. May he use the valuable skills he has learned in Scouting to be of good service to others.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” ~ Proverbs 22:6