Many may not know that only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout. Outside of this exclusive group, there are many former Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts who, due to the prestige of the title and the lifelong skills they would have gained during the process, regret not achieving Eagle.
That regret was recently profiled by a writer for Men’s Health magazine. Watch the story of a middle-aged man who, despite not being eligible to actually earn Eagle, goes through a process he dubs the “journey to Bald Eagle” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPlZ7KHfpUc .
In the Quapaw Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 117 Scouts earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2014. Those young men contributed hundred of hours of service to their churches, communities, or other organizations. These projects represented 117 different needs that were met through the leadership, organization, and orchestration of Eagle Scout Candidates.
Remember, even if you missed out on earning the Eagle Scout rank, you can still impact the lives of others by serving as a mentor to young men who are on the path to earning this prestigious honor. Learn more about volunteering with the Quapaw Area Council by visiting: www.quapawbsa.org .