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 of the Eagle Scout Badge. Scouting started in 1910. So from the start of Scouting and until the first Eagle Scout award given, took 2 years.
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 scouting movement.
Scouting was founded on some simple Christian beliefs.
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.
Eagles in the Bible Mentions of Eagles in the Bible.
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.
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!
Due to the way the Boy Scouts is going, many churches and families have dropped their boys from troops that or they have enrolled them into Trail Life.
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First Published August 1, 2015. Republished July 31, 2018.