Eagle's Nest

                  Troop 7 Eagle Scouts


Since its introduction in 1911, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by more than two million young men. The title of Eagle Scout is held for life, thus giving rise to the phrase "Once an Eagle, always an Eagle". Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and demonstrating Scout Spirit, service, and leadership. This includes an extensive service project that the Scout plans, organizes, leads, and manages. Eagle Scouts are presented with a medal and a badge that visibly recognizes the accomplishments of the Scout. To achieve this distinction the Eagle has tramped a long, rugged and rewarding trail.

No two Eagle Scouts are exactly alike, yet all are fundamentally alike. By noting some of these fundamentals, an insight might be glimpsed of what an Eagle Scout is.  He has learned that reverence to God comes before all other things.  He knows that respect for the rights and convictions of others are part of his duty to God and his fellow man.  He demonstrates the true meaning of loyalty, although he may not be able to define it.  He has learned discipline and teamwork and how to apply them in his daily living.  He has developed his own code of honor based on the ideals of Scouting.  He has learned that physical bravery may require less courage than standing up for one's convictions.  He has perseverance and determination: he must have if he is to attain Eagle rank.  He has the knowledge that nature gives to those who seek it.  He has Scouting skills that will be invaluable to him all his life. He presents a cheerful outlook on life even in the face of hardships and disappointments.  He has more than a vague idea of what duty to his country is: he knows it starts with duty to God, his family and himself.  He eagerly seeks the underlying peace offered by God through his wilderness and wildlife.  He's a qualified junior leader.  He realizes his obligation to the movement that gives him the opportunity to gain and develop those attributes of character.