If you have followed my blog at all for any length of time, you will know that I support Boy Scouts of America. This past Sunday, I had the honor to attend one of the most important ceremonies in Scouting, an Eagle Court of Honor. This wasn’t just any court of honor, but my own son’s Eagle Court. It was a long road full of bumps and setbacks, but he completed the necessary work and was honored for his accomplishments.
The Eagle Oath is not one taken lightly. It calls the young man to live the life of an Eagle Scout. Stephen was joined by all the attending Eagle Scouts to renew their vow to live a life that exemplifies excellence.
Because my husband is the Scout Master, he had the honor of presenting Stephen with his Eagle medal. You can see Stephen’s mentor in the back ground. Each boy chooses a mentor, someone who has either been awarded the Eagle rank or had a son achieve the rank of Eagle. These mentors help keep the boy on track toward his goal.
Stephen then thanked his dad for all his help in getting to Eagle.
Stephen added the Mom’s eagle pin to my ribbon. I wear three red ribbons on my uniform, one for each boy. The rank pins are attached to signify each rank the boy has achieved. Stephen’s is now complete. I noticed that my ribbons are getting heavy. A reminder of how much they each have accomplished.
This picture says it all. I am so proud of Stephen for reaching this level in Scouting. Very few boys ever make this rank. It is something he will be proud of the rest of his life.
After the awards were handed out, Stephen received a much deserved standing ovation from those present. This was a proud moment for him. I hope he remembers it always.
This is a family portrait done just following the ceremony. I am so proud of each of my children and my husband also. They have each accomplished so much and been true lights in this world.
I had to share one last picture. This is Stephen’s Great Grandmother. What a special treat to have her get to see one of her Great Grandson’s Eagle court. Thank you for taking the time to share this special occasion with me and my family.