I’m still short but not quite as round.
The banquet and the Eagles that were honored.
Mike, our scout master Kevin and Jack, two of troop 52’s honored Eagle Scouts. Just to let you know, our Troop, troop 52 had 11 Eagle Scouts in 2007,08,09. A great bunch of boys.
All 11 scouts that were honored from the Pine Tree District.
Our Scouts and the supporting Elks.
Our Scout Master got this years Scout Master award. He is such a wonderful man for all these scouts. The boys look up to him and see him as their best friend. He truly is the Master Scout Master!!!
So that was the Eagle Scout Recognition Banquet. Each scout received a flag and a certificate. The speakers were wonderful but there was one, Guy (that’s his name) and he was a speech teacher (maybe still is, don’t know about that) but he gave the best motivational speech I have ever heard. He told the boys, some people will say I was this or I was that but they can always say I am an Eagle Scout, it never goes away it never ends. It’s an honor and a privilege to be an Eagle Scout. People expect more from you and you know you can do it. Many great men are Eagle Scouts and now it’s your turn to do great things.
Being the mama to an Eagle Scout is such a great thing. I know just how much work Mike put into this. He got his Eagle when he was 15 years old. He was on a mission, to become an Eagle Scout before Uncle Henry passed away. You see, Uncle Henry was one of Aitkin County’s first dozen Eagle Scouts and Mike wanted to be sure Henry could see that. It didn’t work out quite that way, Henry ended up with Alzheimer's and didn’t know but he was still here for Mike to tell him about it. Just maybe in his mind somewhere it sunk it because he always looked at Mike with such respect. Mike also went on with scouts to earn 52 merit badges. 52 for troop 52. Something everyone will remember and mostly Mike. At his last Scouting Court of Honor he received his last merit badges and last palm as a scout. Now he’s an adult and can help Kevin when he needs it, be part of the troop for as long as he wants to be and just who knows, maybe someday he’ll be a scout master for his troop or another troop some place else. Now that would be taking the honor and doing something extra great with it.
So there you have it guys, the banquet in words and pictures. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed sharing and doing the mama thing, bragging a bit. I can’t help it, I just know how hard it is, how great an honor is it to become an Eagle Scout.
Now take care and have the most blessed afternoon possible.