BC: "I reaffirm my allegiance .... to the three promises of the Scout Oath .... I thoughtfully recognize and take upon myself .... the obligations and responsibilities .... of the rank of Eagle Scout. .... On my honor I will do my best .... to make my training, example, rank, and influence .... count strongly for better Scouting .... and for better citizenship .... in my Troop, .... in my community, .... and in my contacts with other people .... always. ...."
FC: TRAIL TO EAGLE | Nicholas Kosmala
1: THE BEGINNING OF TROOP 50
2: I am the voice of the Eagle. I speak for The Eagles whose summit you have struggled so hard to reach. We remember well when you first came to the base of our mountain, and how you looked up with ambition and determination. Pause for a moment, and look back over the trail you have climbed: Look back at the adventures you have encountered on your ascent. These experiences are a valuable teacher if you but heed them. We remember when you took your first steps upon the Boy Scout trail. With your first step you began to start living the Scout Oath and Law. You began to build yourself, physically, mentally, and morally. Your brother Scouts then called you a Tenderfoot -- and they were right, for you were indeed a tenderfoot. But not for long. For as you climbed, you soon reached a turning in the trail, and you were greeted by a large group of friendly Second Class Scouts. Some, like yourself, were stopping to catch their breath, before continuing along the trail. But you studied more, you worked harder, you continued your climb, and soon came to another turning, the place where First Class Scouts dwell. There you found a green, flowered meadow close by a crystal clear stream, sparkling in sunshine. Many other Scouts rested beside the murmuring waters. You were tempted to remain. But your ambition spurred you, and you continued your upward venture. We watched your mind develop and your wisdom increase. Yes, we have watched all these things in you. And now, that you are standing at the summit of the trail, in the glory of sunshine and wind and cloud at the threshold of your goal, we applaud you and welcome you, for you have done your climbing in a true Scout-like manner.
3: We next remember your progress when you turned the trail to become a Star Scout. You found the trail from First Class had been an optical illusion, not so difficult as it had first seemed. This inspired you to push onward, to climb higher. But now the trail was steeper, and less traveled. Fewer Scouts seemed headed in your direction. You looked back and saw crowds below you. You looked up, and saw very few above. Yet, with the same determination as you started your climb, now enhanced by experience and firm resolve, you continued to push up the trail. Soon you turned another corner on the trail and the heart shaped badge of the Life Scout was placed on your uniform. You will always recall the thoughts in your heart at this moment, it has been experienced by all Scouts reaching the ledge of Life: "Now I am close to the Eagle, I will carry on". But the trail now grows tougher and fainter, many seem to falter along the way. The original simple principles of the Scout Oath and Law take on a fuller meaning, as your understanding grows greater. We have watched your character unfold and become manlier. We have watched your leadership ability expand into a valuable asset. We have watched your mind develop and your wisdom increase. Yes, we have watched all these things in you. And now, that you are standing at the summit of the trail, in the glory of sunshine and wind and cloud at the threshold of your goal, we applaud you and welcome you, for you have done your climbing in a true Scout-like manner.
4: 1st troop backpack trip march 2006
5: COOPER CREEK SEPTEMBER 2006
6: TROOP 422 COLOR GUARD 2006-2007
7: Spring Camporee 2006
9: CAMP RAINEY 2006
10: WEEKEND TRIP TO COOSA WATTE AUGUST 2006
12: veterans Day parade 2007
13: DUTY TO GOD 2007 RELIGIOUS SERIES
14: COURT OF HONORS
16: SNOW SKIING | RIVER RAFTING | CANOEING
17: CAMP BARNHARDT 2008
18: CUBSCOUT DAY AT MR. MCMILLANS FARM | Troop open house | Recruiting for the troop
19: Cloudland Canyon 2008
20: 2007 LAWHORN SCOUTING CANOE BASE | CANOE | DOWN | FLINT RIVER
22: CADES COVE SPRING 2008
23: APPALACHIAN TRAIL BACKPACKING
24: BSA CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION TROOP 422 REPRESENTING PARAGUAY IN PARADE | SERVICE CHRISTMAS AT THE SENIOR CENTER
25: CUMBERLAND | ISLAND 2008
26: PROVIDENCE | CANYON 2008
28: WILDERNESS SURVIVAL WITH PATROL RAFT RACE LAKE LANIER 2008
30: EAGLE PROJECT OCTOBER -MARCH 2010
34: EAGLE BOARD OF REVIEW CUMMING, GEORGIA ETOWAH DISTRICT NORTHEAST GEORGIA COUNCIL MARCH 28, 2010
35: EAGLE COURT OF HONOR FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DAWSONVILLE MARCH 16, 2010 @ 3:00 PM
42: EAGLE CHALANGE I have the honor of giving you the Eagle Scout charge on the occasion of the elevation to the highest award in Scouting. The Scouts of all nations constitute one of the most meaningful and significant movements in the world's history. You have been judged by the Boy Scouts of America as being worthy of this honor. All who know you rejoice in your achievement. Your position, as you well know, is one of honor and responsibility. You are a marked man. As an Eagle Scout, you have assumed a solemn obligation to do your duty to God, to country, to your fellow Scouts, and to mankind in general. This is a great undertaking. As you live up to your obligations, you bring honor to yourself and to your brother Scouts. America has many good things to give you and your children after you; but these good things depend for the most part on the quality of her citizens. Our country has had a great past. You can help make the future even greater. I charge you to undertake your citizenship with solemn dedication. Be a leader, but lead only toward the best. Lift up every task you do and every office your hold to the highest level of service to God and to your fellow man. So live and serve that those who know you will be inspired to finer living. We have too many who use their strength and their brains to exploit others and to gain selfish ends. I charge you to be among those who dedicate their skills and ability to the common good. Build American on the solid foundation of clean living, honest work, unselfish citizenship, and reverence for God; and, whatever others may do, you will leave behind you record of which every other Scout my be justly proud.
43: I will now ask you to make the Scout sign and repeat alter me; "I realize my obligation - to my fellow men, my home - my country, and my God, - I will at all times do my best - to assist others - to live with honor, loyalty, - courage and service - and to be a living example - of the Scout Oath and Law - to the best of my ability." [Two.]Your conduct along the trail has been excellent. But one more thing is important- your future. As an Eagle Scout, you become a guide to other Scouts. You become an example in your community. Remember that your actions are now a little more conspicuous and people will expect more of you. To falter in your responsibility would reflect no only on you, but on your fellow Eagles and all of Scouting. The torch you carry is not only yours, but is also ours