Scouting

Eagle Bridge
My Eagle Scout Project: a 50′ Cable Suspension Footbridge

Cub Scouting

My father jokes that his other sons joined Boy Scouts to go camping and sell popcorn, while I joined just for the patches. Humor often speaks the truth. I am very motivated by rewards and awards. When I first joined, I desperately wanted these two patches:

Arrow of Light
Arrow of Light Patch
Super Achiever Awards
Super Achiever Award

The first is the Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouts, which requires eight activity pins (merit badges for Cub Scouts). The second patch requires all twenty and is the quintessential example of overachievement in Cub Scouts: the “Super Achiever Award”. While getting the Arrow of Light typically takes two years, I earned both patches in one. Beyond bragging rights, these experience gave me a broad overview of the activities available to young boys, from art to swimming to engineering.

Boy Scouting

God and Life Award (2011)

Eagle Scout

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Eagle Scout

Cable Suspension Bridge

Camp Staff

Honor Society