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National Eagle Scout Day

National Eagle Scout Day – August 1, 1912 marks the first board of review for the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts of America. So Eagle Scouts have been around for over 100 years now. I am one of the elite group of boys who attained the rank of Eagle. I attained my Rank of Eagle in 1994. (Over 20 years ago!)

National Eagle Scout Day

So August 1 is known as National Eagle Scout Day. 2012 was the 100th Anniversary. Scouting started in 1910. So from the start of Scouting and until the first Eagle Scout award given, took 2 years.

Eagle Scout Patch - National Eagle Scout Day

Eagle Scout Patch

I am even a lifetime member of the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA).

Saying “Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle”

I know that having Eagle Scout as greatest achievement on my resume, has helped me land some jobs in my past.

“Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle”

Eagle Scout is the rank highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. It shows great dedication, determination and desire. It shows great leadership too.

With new changes in the Boy Scouts of America, I am disappointed in new things. I am sure Lloyd Powell, if he was alive would be very disappointed in the new changes in the scouting movement too.

Scouting, founded on some simple beliefs and principles. One being God.  Plus if you look at the Scout Law, you will see a lot of Christian points.

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A little bit more

August 1, 2017 will be the FIFTH Annual National Eagle Scout Day. The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America established the First day of August back in 2012 as the annual “National Eagle Scout Day”! All Eagle Scouts are encouraged to wear their Eagle Badge this day to work, school or play. Be proud! Stand up and be counted as an Eagle Scout! Spread the word about all the good that Scouting does to teach young people Duty to God, Country and Family!

Encourage those who have Scout age children to enroll them in Scouting. Encourage those who have time—to volunteer to work with youth in Scouting. If someone cannot give of their time or talent— there is also the option of financial support to help those along the Scouting Trail or giving to Eagle Scout scholarships. Eagle Scouts are trained in leadership, they understand and demonstrate community service! 105 years ago in the month of August- the first Eagle Scout Badge was earned and awarded to Arthur Eldred. Since then, over 2 million young men have earned this award!

Taken from National Eagle Scout Association Facebook Page

Check out these other Scouting related blog post

20 Years of Being an Eagle Scout  I talk about my experience of being an Eagle Scout for 20 years and more.

God: The Bases Behind Scouting I talk about a Scouting Being Reverent. I talk about a Scouting Being Morally Straight. To God and My Country.

The Scout Law – A Christian Point of View I talk about each 12 points of the law and give a Christian point of view with each point of the Scout Law.

Isaiah 40:31 My Favorite Bible Verse and why – I talk about my favorite Bible verse and why. It relates to helping me stay on track for my rank of Eagle as a young Scout.

Eagles in the Bible Mentions of Eagles in the Bible.

Greatest Accomplishment I talk about my greatest accomplishment, earning the rank of Eagle.

To Succeed you need the 3 D’s. I talk about the 3 D words that my scoutmaster always told my troop what you need to succeed. Find out what those 3 words are here.

Pray for Scouting

I do believe we need to pray for the future of the Boy Scouts of America. Not to mention, I glad to see that churches that host Boy Scouts can set standards on the Adult Leadership requirements still. Churches can still choose not to have a homosexual adult leader, which I am glad to hear. Plus, I hope and pray churches will stand on that and not cave into the World views. I hope these church led scout troops will stick to the foundations of Scouting in the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. Remember a Scout is Reverent. A Scout is Morally Straight!

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First Published August 1, 2015. Last updated or Republished July 31, 2017.

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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

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