From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Proud of My Eagle Scout

All In The Family...



Eagle Scout award This weekend, Isaac passed his board of review for Eagle Scout, which is the highest rank advancement in Boy Scouts.

Earning this badge is a real milestone. Isaac has invested a lot of time and effort in Boy Scouts over the last six years. In that time, he has earned 55 merit badges, camped over 90 nights and backpacked 80 miles.

The last big requirement for Eagle Scout is the service project. The Scout has to plan and execute a project that provides service to a worthy institution and demonstrates his ability to lead others.

Isaac's Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project was the restoration of an old country cemetery. He coordinated this with the Christian County Genealogical Society.

In all, 317.5 hours were put into the project. This included the time that Isaac spent in planning, preparing, working, following up, and the time given by all the volunteers who helped with the project in various ways.

Isaac had to prepare a plan and appear before the Eagle Board of Review to get the project approved. Then he had to carry out the plan, write an extensive report and submit it with three letters of recommendation to the Boy Scouts district office. When District had approved it, he appeared before the local Eagle Board of Review and presented his report to them.

He was a happy young man when he was awarded the advancement, and we're proud of him. We'll be planning an Eagle Court of Honor for him sometime soon. I'm not sure if we'll wait until school is out or try to squeeze it in before then. Soon Isaac will be busy with all the end-of-school activities and events of a high school senior.

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