Tag Archives: Eagle Scout

By Jarom Shaver
Jan 09, 2017

All My Mission Companions Were Eagle Scouts

Last December marked my four-year anniversary of coming home from my mission. Spain was marvelous, as you may imagine. I was blessed with two great mission presidents and 11 outstanding mission companions. I could not have asked for better long-lasting relationships than those I gained while arduously serving the Lord with these faithful priesthood holders. […]

By Darryl Alder
Dec 07, 2015

Four Percent

Last May I was at BSA’s National Annual Meeting, where Michael S. Malone was recognized at the Americanism Breakfast. He had just completed a new and enlarged edition of his history of Eagle Scouting, “Four Percent” (WindRush Publishing, 2012), for which he was being honored. Then, in October, Mr. Malone agreed to write for us in The Voice […]

By Community Submission
Oct 02, 2015

Scouting Prepared My Six Sons to be Missionaries

With six sons outnumbering the lone daughter, there was always a lot of Scouting happening in the Pack house. After thousands of Scout activities and countless Courts of Honor, beads, beltloops, and merit badges, all six sons became Eagle Scouts and all six went on to serve missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of […]

By Adrian
Sep 30, 2015

Honoring a Fallen Eagle

Scouting tends to build strong bonds—between the Scouts themselves, between the Scouts and their adult leaders, and between the individual leaders themselves. So, it has a profound impact on a Troop when a Scout passes away, even if it occurs years after a Scout has graduated from the Troop. Tragically, one of our Eagle Scouts, […]

By Darryl Alder
Aug 22, 2015

I’ve Got That Scouting Spirit

Last Friday, after several days of Top Hands Conference, we enjoyed something quite different to close this event. Usually it’s all about business, membership, new units, fundraising, program, etc. but this was a different ending. It was a kind of campfire program, but only the last part where the Scouts have quieted down and it’s […]

By Darryl Alder
Dec 01, 2014

Support BSA this #GivingTuesday—December 2

We have a day for giving thanks (Thanksgiving). We have two for getting deals (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). After two days of shopping, take a day to give back. December 2nd is #GivingTuesday This Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common […]

By Melany Gardner
Nov 02, 2014

Daily Herald Eagle of the Week: Caleb Belk

Name: Caleb Belk Age: 18 Hometown: Payson, UT Troop: 96 Date of Eagle: Sept. 14, 2014 Favorite merit badge The Fishing Merit Badge was my favorite. Fishing has always been a big part of my life and I have always spent those times with my Dad, so being able to earn a merit badge about […]

By Jim Bethel
Oct 19, 2014

Nephi was an Eagle Scout

While reading the Book of Mormon a few years ago, I was once again impressed with the young man we know as Nephi. All Latter Day Saints are familiar with his heroics. That got me to thinking that the Church should create some kind of award for young men that emulate Nephi, something in addition […]

By Boy Scouts of America
Aug 31, 2014

Eagle Scout Project Fundraising: The Elephant in the Room

Taken from March 2014 Advancement News If asked to describe your mental picture of a successful Eagle Scout service project, most would mention service, leadership, teamwork, and a benefit to the community. However, as projects are proposed and planned, one key component, that of project funding, is often the “elephant in the room” that no […]

By Bryan Wendell
Jul 16, 2014

How would you define the term ‘Eagle Scout’?

An “Eagle Scout” is a resourceful,thoughtful, fearless, creative, flawed crybaby with a heart of gold; whose strength is maintained through daily exercise, diet and meditation; and while not a fool is determined to be of service to anyone at literally any time when asked respectfully and honestly. The Eagle Scout hates evil, inequities, and dishonest […]

By Daily Herald
Jul 13, 2014

Eric Hauer named Eagle of the Week

This article reprinted from the Daily Herald, July 13, 2014: Ethan Hauer has been chosen as the Eagle Scout of the Week. Ethan was chosen from a pool of Scouts throughout Utah County. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout on July 1, 2014. Ethan shared the following responses with the Daily Herald. Name:  Ethan Hauer […]

By Bryan Wendell
Jul 05, 2014

Which fictional characters are most likely to be Eagle Scouts?

What do an ’80s TV problem-solver, a shield-toting Avenger and one of the greatest movie heroes of all time have in common? According to your fellow Scouters on Facebook, these three and other fictional characters would be Eagle Scouts, if they existed in the real world. MacGyver, Captain America and Indiana Jones are just three of the individuals you said would […]

By Bryan Wendell
Apr 07, 2014

Chris Evans’ Captain America was inspired by an Eagle Scout

Captain America and Eagle Scouts: Both wear uniforms, and of course they’re both patriotic and brave. But recently I learned the shield-toting Avenger has even more in common with young men who earn Scouting’s highest award than you might think. Chris Evans, the actor who plays the titular superhero in Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, says “Cap” was modeled after […]