- Did you ever do something that you were not too excited about doing?
- Did someone encourage you to follow through?
- What was the outcome?
Reading: Isaiah 40:31
This verse always reminds me of the fact that I am an Eagle Scout. It took many hours of hard work, but I achieved the ultimate goal in Boy Scouting and earned the highest honor a scout can obtain.
I can thank a lot of people for helping me get my Eagle Scout Award but I would have to thank my mom the most. Because if it wouldn't be for her, I would not have become a scout in the first place.
Seems I signed up to be a scout when I attended an informational session at school when I was in third grade. I thought I was signing up for more information on scouting but a few weeks later when the den mother in my neighborhood called my house, she informed my mother that I indeed had signed up for Cub Scouts.
When the first meeting day came, I didn't want to go. In fact, I refused. But my mother dragged me out of the house, kicking and screaming, and took me across the street to the meeting. She said I had committed to being a scout and I wasn't going to back out now.
An hour or so later I came home. My mom asked me how I liked it. I reluctantly admitted that I had enjoyed the meeting and couldn't wait to go back the following Saturday.
About ten years later I received my Eagle Scout Award. I had soared to the top of the scouting ranks. Thank goodness for a little push out of the nest from mom! --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Watch this video of the song, "On Eagle's Wings."