The second obligation of an Eagle Scout is loyalty. A Scout is true to his family, Scout leaders, friends, school, community, and nation. His loyalty to his troop and brother Scouts makes him pitch in and carry his share of the load. All of these help to build the loyalty that means devotion to community, to country, to one’s own ideals, and to God. The blue of the Eagle badge should inspire his loyalty.
The third obligation of an Eagle Scout is to be courageous. Courage has always been a quality by which people measure themselves and others. To a Scout, bravery means not only the courage to face danger, but also the determination to stand up for what is right. Trusting in God, with faith in his fellow citizens, he looks forward to each day, seeking his share of the world’s work to do. The red of the Eagle badge reminds him of courage needed.
The fourth obligation of an Eagle Scout is to be cheerful. To remind the Eagle Scout to always wear a smile, the red, white, and blue ribbon is attached to the scroll of the Second Class Scout rank, which has its ends turned up in a smile.
Another critical responsibility of an Eagle Scout is service. The Eagle Scout extends a helping hand to those who still toil up Scouting’s trail, just as others helped him in his climb. The performance of the daily Good Turn takes on a new meaning when he enters an adult life of continuing service to others. The Eagle stands as protector of the weak and helpless. He aids and comforts the unfortunate and the oppressed. He upholds the rights of others while defending his own. He will always “Be Prepared” to put forth his best.
Scouts earning the Eagle deserve much credit for having achieved Scouting’s highest rank. But wearing it with humility, ever mindful that the Eagle Scout is looked up to as an example, is a life long task. The Scout Oath and the Scout Law remains his guide for tomorrow and into the future.
Taken from the the Scouting.org/filestore