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My son just completed his Eagle Scout board of review. He is now officially an Eagle Scout. He turns 18 yrs old in about 7 weeks so wrapped it up with a little bit of time to spare.

He did not start Boy Scouts until he was almost 15 yrs old. Took him 3 years and 1 month from joining until earning the rank of Eagle Scout. He also played on a travel sports team and high school sports team. Several weekends were tough choices to either attend a game or campout.

His brother only lacks about 4 merit badges, Eagle project and 6 months in current rank and he could be an Eagle as well.

I know not everyone agrees with all the principles of Boy Scouting but I am very proud of my third generation Scout and second generation Eagle Scout.

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Son with Scoutmaster

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Hey, an Eagle Scout accomplishment is a good thing regardless of what anyone thinks about Boy Scouts. It signals a lot of good focus and work practices.

Congratulations.

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Congrats!

Seems scouting has faded away somewhat since I was a kid. Glad to hear it is still going strong! What he has learned will carry him forward int he years to come.

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Congratulations to him, and you for supporting his efforts.

I've got two grandsons heading that way, one 12 and one 8 still in Cub Scouts.

The Scout went snow camping in January with the temperature around 20 degrees. Grandpa didn't go with on that one. Hey, I had to work that day!

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Thanks for all the well wishes. That is my son but that is not me. That is the Scoutmaster. I have been an Assistant Scoutmaster for the last 4 years.

I am the one on the right in this pic. I was playing the role of parent and am not in uniform. The evening was about my son and not me so chose to wear my civilian attire.

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I congratulate you, Bruce, for having a fine son with a bright future ahead of him.

And I congratulate him for having a fine and supportive dad.

- Jim Katen, Oregon

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Congratulations to your son and to you as well. I served as a volunteer leader with the Scouts for 20 years or long enough to get my two older sons and many other young men through the program.

I'm a staunch believer in the method of Scouting and the end product we see in those that attain the rank of Eagle.

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My brother, my son and I are Eagle Scouts, I have had the pleasure of mentoring about a dozen scouts to attain their Eagle rank.

Serving as Scoutmaster two different times was rewarding especially when a former scout will make a point to come over and say hello. Occasionally I will see my Scoutmaster from back in the 70's. He was a great influence on my life.

Being an Eagle Scout is an honor and privilege for sure. Congratulations on your son's accomplishment.

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