Yep. It happened. I’m finally being awarded the rank of Eagle Scout tomorrow. It’s about time; I was accepted by National(actual attainment of the rank) over a year ago.

Now, how to photoshop the Eagle Pin onto my Avatar…

Congratulations, Kraken. I spent my full allotment of years in scouting, but I never earned an Eagle (my troop had started handing them out like candy…more than one drug addict got one). I hope you are one of the bearers of that title that brings strength and honor to it. I currently hold some disdain for the scouting organization due to its stances on religion and homosexuals, but having worked with people on their Eagles before, I know that it’s hard work and you probably put a lot into it, and deserve a lot of respect. Once again, congratulations.

By the way, out of curiousity, what did you do for your Eagle project?

Sorry it took so long for me to get back to you on this; I’ve been working on a slideshow for the past ten or so hours…

For my Eagle Project, I followed a long-standing Troop tradition; I did trail work. A one mile hike into the local mountains (the trail was rated strenuous) carrying mattocks, puloskis (which quickly became my favorite implement of destruction), picks, shovels, MacClouds (think: combination garden-hoe-on-steroids/post-apocalyptic-gravel-rake), and about three metric tons of water, all on the backs of 25 scouts and adults. Then we hacked away at a quarter mile of overgrown trail until we had 3 years of clearance on either side, graded it, and went down to the trailhead for Papa John’s and Soda. All in all, a good day.

My neighbors an eagle scout. he gets a new chick on his arm like every day. somthing about that pin makes him eresistable to the ladies.

The pin is a Stamp of Approval of sorts. If everyone could wear their resume on their lapel, don’t you think their sex lives would be different?

<img src=“”> I have no idea what that means, but uh, congrats anyway :stuck_out_tongue:

Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America. It’s Queen’s Scout in Britain, but I’m not so sure about the other countries.

Once a quarter a Boy Scout Troop holds a Court of Honor in which ranks and merit badges are officially presented to the scouts, and the outings of the past quarter are reviewed. When a Scout is accepted by NESA (National Eagle Scout Association), a special Court of Honor, an “Eagle Court of Honor” is held, regardless of time of year. Mine is today.

Well, scouts aren’t exactly among my favorite kinds of people, but I’m sure you’ve earned it.

Congrats Kraken!

Thank you.