Mike Rowe, and Earning Your Eagle

on November 14, 2008 in Blog, Eagle

You have got to check this out. Mike Rowe, the star of the television show Dirty Jobs, recently wrote a post to his blog in response to a letter written by a parent of a Boy Scout who wants to quit Scouting because it is not “cool” to his friends. Mike, who happens to be an Eagle Scout, wrote an excellent article. You can check it out at:

Here is a small except from it:
“Your Dad asked me to drop you a line and say something inspirational that might persuade you to dig down deep and find the determination to make the rank of Eagle Scout. It’s a reasonable request, from a father who obviously wants to see his son succeed. But here’s the thing – The Eagle Award is not really meant for people who need to be dragged across the finish line. It’s meant for a select few, and I have no idea if you have the guts to see it through.”

One Response to “Mike Rowe, and Earning Your Eagle”

  1. Nick Wood says:

    I’ve never heard of this chap before, but it seems that he is talking sense.
    Scouting’s top awards are not meant to be easy but an achievable challenge. They are not awarded lightly!

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