You always hear people say "Once an Eagle Scout,
Always an Eagle Scout. That phrase is very true, and during the few
years I have been an Eagle Scout, there are a few things I have learned.
are expectations set for an Eagle Scout. They are expected to set an
example for other Scouts and to become the leaders in life as have
demonstrated to be in Scouting.
Some people know
what must be done to become an Eagle Scout while others do not but most
people you will meet know it is something great and with that gives you
a special responsibility, as others will look upon you for guidance and
As you go through life, you
represent all other Eagle Scouts by your actions. So it is important to
never forget what is learned on your way to becoming an Eagle Scout.
as you leave this court of honor today and go on with your lives, I ask
you to do one thing. Never forget a scout is trustworthy. It is the
first point of the scout law and the most important point to guide your
way through life.
A trustworthy scout is one
that lives their life with honor others can depend on. As an adult you
face situations were there is nothing to tell you how to handle it.
However, if you use what you have learned from scouting to do the right
thing, you will gain the trust of others. With a solid foundation of
trust, you will be able to become leaders in life as you have in
To the scouts that are here today, I
encourage you to become Eagle Scouts too for it is only after you
become an Eagle Scout will you truly know what great honor and
admiration it brings.