My Eagle Project

on December 2, 2015 in Advancement, Eagle, pictures

IMG_4450Most of the time when you hear of someone talking about their Eagle project they are referring to their project for their Eagle Scout Rank. I am too old for that type of Eagle project. However, my Eagle project does involve work for a local organization. No, it is not a group that works with rehabilitating wounded birds. The organization is our community museum. My project is to have a framed 5×7 picture of each of the young men of Boy Scout Troop 68 who have earned their Eagle Scout Rank on display at the museum.

There have been 22 Eagle Scouts of Troop 68 over the decades. The first was earned in the 1960’s, I believe, before I became a Boy Scout. The rest were earned from the 1980’s to present day. Eighteen of these Scouts became Eagles during my tenure as the troop’s scoutmaster. My project is to make a display featuring every one of these special Boy Scouts. Each photo also contains the Scout’s name and the year they earned the award. You can see in the picture above that I have most of them framed and ready to go. Unfortunately, I ran out of frames so it is time to run to the store and find some more.

Does your troop have a special “Eagle Scout Hall of Fame” or wall of fame? Do you have a local museum that features an Boy Scout display? Right a comment and let us know about it.

3 Responses to “My Eagle Project”

  1. Bill Troskey says:

    We have 2 large plaques in the main hallway of the high school listing all our troop’s Eagles since the troop’s founding in the 1930’s. Each plaque holds 100 names; the first plaque is full and we are 1/4 of the way onto the second one. We also have all our Eagles listed on the side of our troop trailer. We have two generations of one family and three generations of another listed.

  2. Sherri London says:

    I am the Advancement Chair for our troop. I understood an Eagle Scout Project could not benefit Scouting. The project is supposed to benefit the community. The key to the successful project is leadership, as the Scout expands his service to others, outside of Scouting, in the community.

    In choosing a service project there are a few basic guidelines. Service to Scouting is not acceptable.

  3. stevejb68 says:

    You are correct Sherri. I think you may have missed that I am not a Boy Scout. I was a scoutmaster for thirty years. I also sit on the board of the local museum.

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