By Utah National Parks Council
Apr 22, 2014

A Celebration of Eagles – Thursday, July 3, 2014, 7 pm at UCCU Event Center

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When a young boy finishes the five-year gauntlet of leadership and service to become an Eagle Scout, he is on the path to becoming an honorable man.

Join the Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America as we recognize our Eagle Scouts at A Celebration of Eagles, July 3, 2014 in the Utah Valley University, UCCU Events Center at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person with a 20% discount for groups of 5 or more. Visit our website to purchase tickets www.utahscouts.org/eagles2014.

As a part of the Freedom Festival, this exciting celebration will feature entertainment by Tanner James from “The Voice”, The Nashville Tribute Band, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Men’s Quartet. Everyone is invited to this exciting and memorable evening to celebrate Eagle Scouts.

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Come celebrate what it means to become an Eagle Scout as we recognize Distinguished Eagle Scouts  Chad Lewis, former NFL football player, Ron Mika, venture capitalist, Milton Lee, BYU professor and inventor, and Dee Walker, nuclear scientist. We will also recognize a group of Outstanding Eagle Scouts for their local contributions.

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Research proves the Eagle Scout Award plants the seeds of greatness in our boys. Eagle Scouts are more likely to fulfill successful missions, graduate from college and stay faithful to their religion. Help us in honoring their time and commitment to this noble endeavor.

Week of Service

Prior to the event there will be a week of service where Scouts, families and friends of Scouts can serve their communities.

Essay Contest

Additionally there is an essay contest open to all Scouts with some great prizes for the winners. Please pass this info along to your Scouts so they can enter the essay contest.

Learn more about the week of service and the essay contest at www.utahscouts.org/eagles2014

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4 thoughts on “A Celebration of Eagles – Thursday, July 3, 2014, 7 pm at UCCU Event Center

  1. Jay Gifford

    This is one of the reasons that in the LDS units, young men fall away from Scouting after they earn their Eagle.

    Where is the ‘Celebration of the Denali’ or the ‘Celebration of the Ranger’? Where is the honoring of the young men who earn awards in Varsity and Venturing. Why is the focus always on the Eagle?

    A young man who’s earned his Eagle is awesome! But they award a ‘Mother’s Pin’ for a reason. And far too often, the boy who earns the Eagle, especially at 13-14 years old, is a good leader, but still quite immature. Give me a boy who has really worked hard to get his Ranger Award, or his Silver Award (yes I know they are doing away with the Silver Award) in the Venturing program, and I will show you a real Leader!

    In the Church, we want the boys to ‘do hard things’ to prepare them for missions. An Eagle is OK at doing this, but the Denali and especially the Ranger award, quite honestly puts the Eagle to shame in physical and mental toughness.

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  2. Susan Jackson

    I agree the Eagle rank isa great accomplishment but it’s not the end of scouting. Let’s celebrate achieving the Eagle but emphasize they are embarking on the road to great leadership and a life centered around the ideals of scouting. Everyone has great potential and scouting is the way to bring it out.

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  3. Andrew Olsen

    The Celebration of Eagles event was a great success. Thanks to all of those who participated. I am glad to be part of Scouting and to see the ways that it helps youth and adults become better people.

    The purpose of this event was to honor great men in our communities who received their Eagle Scout as a youth have demonstrated outstanding achievement at the local, state, or regional level. We also recognized 4 men with the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award, which is a prestigious national award that very few people in our council have received. Some notable Distinguished Eagle Scouts are: Neil A. Armstrong, Stephen Fossett, Dallin H. Oaks, and Gerald R. Ford. For a full list of Distinguished Eagle Scout recipients please click this link http://www.scouting.org/About/FactSheets/Distinguished_EagleScouts.aspx

    In response to some of the prior comments, advancement is simply a means to an end, not the end in itself. It is one of several ways for a a boy to learn and grow in Scouting. The Celebration of Eagles event highlighted the extraordinary way these men lived their lives and made a positive impact within their families, communities, and nation. Oh, and it was also a fun event, so if you didn’t come, you missed a good one!

    Thank you to all the volunteers to gave their time to help make this event successful! We couldn’t have done it without you!

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