Member of the Month


Eagle Scout – Seth Merritt


     Eagle Scout is the highest achievement attainable in the Boy Scouting program, and is achieved through the magnitude of lessons taught through time, hard work, and personal experiences. Some of the requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges, demonstrating Scout Spirit based upon the Scout Oath and Law, service to community, selflessness and leadership. A Scout must complete an extensive service project that the Scout plans, leads, organizes and manages on his own. Lastly, you present yourself and project to the Eagle Scout Board of Review where they decide if you have met all of the expectations.

     Being a person with a disability, the most difficult parts of my project was getting over the anxiety of perhaps failing, fear of the unknown, and the feelings of being overwhelmed with the demands of my project. All in all, my project, fish habitats, went extremely well.

     Becoming an Eagle Scout is building a legacy for the future by preparing us to ask more of ourselves than others will. It provides the ability to get the very best out of yourself and those around you. It taught me perseverance, responsibility, courage, humility and honor. An Eagle Scout is a friend, a scholar, a mentor, a shoulder to lean on, and helpful to the broken, downtrodden and lost. This achievement, Eagle Scout, means a life time commitment and dedication to exemplify all of the best that humanity has to offer by being an example.

     My Scouting voyage has been a blast! Achieving the rank of Eagle is just the start of my journey through life.