Boy Scouts has been one interesting experience. I first joined in 2005 and even though the troop had its issues, I stuck with it. I have been on over 25 trips, which is about 45 nights of camping. I have been to 4 years of summer camp. I have 32 merit badges, including Citizenship in the World, and I have served as Assistant Senior Patrol Leader for 2 terms, which is the equivalent of Vice President, and I have been acting Senior Patrol Leader on 4 trips.
In the two years I'm allowed to count for CAS, I have only been on two trips due to the stressful working conditions of IB and I was hired by Lowes Foods in July. There is just so much I have done that its hard to compartmentalize it. In these past 2 years of membership, I have earned my Eagle award, went to Raven's Knob as Senior Patrol Leader, and Went to Cherry Point for the Marines Air Show.
This year was mainly for my personal skill set. The largest personal goal I accomplished was fishing. When we went to Raven's Knob, I was asked to teach the Fishing Merit Badge which I didn't even have, but I accepted since I had the most credentials. We fished for around 3 hours and I didn't have a pole at all. All I had was a stick, a piece of string, and a hook I borrowed from someone. I managed to catch a turtle in the first 20 minutes which started the fishing frenzy. But at the end of the day, I felt pretty good about what I had done, and I managed to help one person get his badge since he was the only one who caught a fish. I helped him scale it, degut it and cook it.
At Cherry Point, We got to see many cool planes, but fishing was one of the best time. I was with Richard and we were camping in a sound where there was the chance of alligators. He taught me as neat way of fishing by digging a hole, placing a stick with a line deep in the ground,and casting it out and returning every 20 minutes to see if we had a bite. We managed to catch an eel, but we gave it to the other fisherman who were serious about fishing and were looking for bait. I had a ton of fun.
My junior year I was inducted into the Order of the Arrow, a secret society for honorary scouts who exhibit the scout law on a regular basis.
The Boy Scouts taught me the ethics behind scouting and what I need to do to keep them alive. The scout motto is to do a good turn daily, and if everyone just did this, we would live in a much simpler society. By following the Scout Oath, we make the world we live in a better place. "On my honor, I do my best, to do my duty, to God and my country. To obey the Scout Law, to help others at all times. To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straigh"
We would meet every Tuesday night that there was school, and in the summer for 1 hour and 30 minutes each meeting
Action- attended meetings regularly, went on several camping trips, and served in leadership
Service- helped plan and help others with Eagle Projects, (see my Eagle Project Tab for more information)