There’s nothing quite as life-affirming as attending a Boy Scout Eagle Court of Honor, recognizing the accomplishments of a new Eagle Scout. I’ve attended six Eagle ceremonies as a Troop adult volunteer, and left each one feeling a bit more hopeful about the future.
Last Sunday I was honored and humbled to give the keynote address at an Eagle ceremony. It’s not every day I can stand in front of some of our nation’s best young men – and the parents, family, and friends who helped them become our best – and say that getting to know and work with them in Scouting has made me a better adult. Some of that is due to the magic of Scouting, but mostly it’s a credit to the character of the boys who wear the uniform. Continue reading