Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Dreams and Goals

Well the winter Olympics is finally over. Many of the athletes achieved their dreams. Some dreams or goals were to compete in the Olympics, some were to win a medal, and many were to win the Gold. I wonder about those that competed and didn't hit their final goal or dream. The goals are limited. Only one Gold is given out to the individual or the team.

In scouting, the goal for every boy is to make Eagle. In Scouts, every boy has the opportunity to work hard follow a plan and if he sticks with it he can reach the rank of Eagle Scout. It’s not a race or a competition. There are specific requirements with lots of flexibility. Like the Olympics there is a story behind every Eagle Scout. Some have parents that didn't support their efforts, some move during their Boy Scouting career, some have troops that fold, and some don't like their troop and must change.

We have some friends in Michigan that have two boys in Scouts. Some circumstances occurred during a few troop meetings. The family didn't like what happen; they could have easily given up on scouting. Instead, they talked to the council office. The council gave them an alternative route to fulfilling the boys’ dreams and goals of becoming an Eagle. There is no doubt in my mind those two boys will become Eagle Scouts.

Less than 4% of boys who join scouting make it to Eagle. What a foundation those boys have for being goal achievers.

Don't give up on your dreams or goals. The set back is just part of the story...push on!

Yours in Scouting,

Scouter Steve

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