Boy Scout to Eagle Version

Remember when you started scouts Ė it wasnít that far back,
You joined an active Boy Scout Troop, and learned to wear a pack.

At first you were uncertain if you could learn the skills
The knot tying and swimming, they just gave you the chills.

But when you saw the other boys and all that they could do,
From pitching tents to shooting guns -- you knew that was for you.

When it was time for Summer Camp, you sure did want to go,
You raised the money on your own -- I couldn't tell you "no".

So step by step and badge by badge, you climbed along the trail.
You learned to hike and shoot and ride, you even learned to sail.

You worked so hard to understand The Scout Law and The Oath.
As you began to live by them, I marveled at your growth.

With all the things youíve done and learned, there truly is no doubt
You have reached the mountainís peak, you are an Eagle Scout.

And now that you have reached the top; and youíve passed every test,
The mighty Eagle soars back down, to teach and lead the rest.

Iíve watched you go up through the ranks and turn from boy to man.
There are no words to tell you son, how very proud I am.
-- © 2005 Suzanne A. Lentchner

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