Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Celebrating Our Eagle Scout

On Sunday, September 13, 2015, we celebrated the realization of Evan's goal of becoming an Eagle Scout.  Eagle is the highest rank a scout can achieve.  Evan and all Eagle Scouts know the truth of the axiom “It take a village…”  Many of Evan's "village" (family, friends, fellow scouts, and scout leaders) gathered together for the ceremony marking his achievement.

One special note - my sister gave Evan our dad’s Eagle Scout medal.  Great grandfather, Web Thompson, not only had the honor of being an Eagle Scout in common with Evan, but also an interest in collecting pocket knives.  They never met.  Evan was born a couple of months after my father’s death, and we are proud of both of them.  Their medals are remarkably similar even though they were made so many years apart.

Check out this Wikipedia article if you'd like to know more about Eagle Scouts, the requirements necessary to earn the rank, and more:  Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts of America)

*If you are unable to see the slideshow below because you are using an iPad or iPhone or other device that doesn't support flash, you can view the photos by following this link:
Evan's Eagle Scout Ceremony
(Click on individual photos when you click through to the album)