Two weeks ago, our Boy Scout Troop welcomed its newest Eagle Scout - Jason is in the middle. He is surrounded by other Eagle Scouts at the ceremony. Note the Army veteran from the Korean Conflict in the back right. He serves as an advisor to our troop.
His mother, a school teacher, made these displays of Jason's activities in Scouts. She shared how they discovered our troop's snow cone stand during the Savage Strawberry Festival in June 2009. One month later, Jason attended his first summer camp. Five years later, he earned Eagle Scout. Kudos to James and his mother for making this happen!
Jason participated in the 12 day backpacking at the Philmont Scout Ranch in 2012 - this is a jewel in the crown of a scout's achievement.
James is know for his artistic talent. His mother, in turn, painted this Eagle for him. It brought tears to my eyes ...
Jason received letters of congratulations from Presidents Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, and George H. W. Bush. He also received letters from Vice President Joseph Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and several Congressional representatives. I was impressed!
Do you have any scouts in your extended family? One randomly selected commenter wins a book choice from my convention stash. Comments are open through Saturday, December 20, 10 pm in Baltimore. I'll post the winner on Sunday, December 21.
Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City
|My family in their scout uniforms.|
Hubby sang the National Anthem during the ceremony.