Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Court of Honor

Monday night was our Boy Scout Troop's second Court of Honor. It's a very special evening, when the young men are given all the awards they've earned.

Noah(11) shined.

He is a very goal-oriented boy and Boy Scouts gives him well-defined, attainable goals to work toward.

He is excelling.

It was so much fun to see him receive three rank advancements, moving all the way up to First Class.

He also earned five merit badges, two of which are on the list of those required for Eagle Scout.

As he grows in stature and wisdom, I can see him growing in skill and competence and confidence.

He has learned so much and worked so hard this first year of Scouting.

Our hope as parents has always been that our children would begin to show growth toward young-adulthood by the time they turned 12. Noah is well on his way.

He's certainly not all grown up, but we can at least see that he will be one day!

Since the last Court of Honor in February, the boys have enjoyed an overnight campout at Camp Baker, a night at the Scout Cabin, Spring Camporee, a week of Boy Scout summer camp, an overnight on the field after a Eugene Emeralds baseball game, a five mile hike, installed crosses at a local cemetery for Memorial Day, completed Jr. Sailing School, served at a Lion's Club basketball tournament, and enjoyed many troop meetings on Monday evenings.

Noah has earned his Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class rank.

And has earned, in total, eight merit badges:
Small Boat Sailing
First Aid
Mammal Study
Indian Lore
Landscape Architecture

Great job, son!

Keep up the good work!

1 comment:

  1. You've done a beautiful job of highlighting and honoring Noah's ambition, character & accomplishments. Though I'm not familiar with the Scouts program I remember (someone) Bentley from Skyline working on his "Eagle Scout" requirements in high school. How awesome that Noah's already working toward that, in his first year no less!!