My son Ammon just received his Eagle Scout, and I am so proud of him! He chose a creative Eagle project that really reflects his personality: he organized a strings orchestra with teens and youth in our community to play at rest homes to cheer up the patients. He chose fun music that he thought they would recognize, and as a culminating event, he planned an “Hour of Music” for the community. He conducted the orchestra himself, and also performed a violin solo.
For a boy to get his Eagle Scout award takes a lot of Mom-motivating and Dad-going-to-campouts! It takes summer camps, weekly scout meetings, service projects and merit badges . . . and effort to become an Eagle Scout. Ammon is the last of my 4 sons, and I have to admit to a huge sigh of relief as his pin was fastened to his uniform. This part of my mothering journey is completed! He “did good” and I am so grateful. Seems just yesterday he was a little 8 year old cub scout. Scouting has been good for him!
I love what scouting does for boys. I found the scouting program to be an excellent add-on curriculum for homeschooling! I worked it into our school plans wherever it fit. The merit badge books are thorough and have great projects.
I was giving my children a little lesson at morning devotional on being a good Christian and developing good character traits, and found myself repeating the Scout Law: A (Christian) is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent! If every boy could live up to those ideals, what more would we want?
Just sharing my joy!
. . . a proud mama