A Priceless Gift of Thanks

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It’s the rare young man who makes it to the rank of Eagle Scout without significant support from his parents, Scout leaders, fellow Scouts, and other individuals. A Scout I heard from named Will Davenport had lots of support along the Eagle trail, and he came up with a neat way to recognize those who’d helped him.

Just before his Eagle badge was to be presented, Will called up those individuals who had helped him the most, saying something about how each person had contributed. Then, he had them form a line in the front of the room and passed his Eagle medal from one person to the next until it finally reached his mother, who presented it to him.

Before sitting down, everyone received a small porcelain eagle, which Will had found at a dollar store. He spent less than $30 in all but offered a priceless gift of thanks to each individual.

Your honoree could, of course, do the same thing with Eagle mentor pins, which cost $3.99 each. He could also do what Will did and then single out one or two individuals to receive mentor pins. Whatever he does, saying thanks will put his accomplishment in perspective and give credit where credit is due.


For more ideas, check out my new ebook, Showtime: 45 Top Tips from EagleBook.com and The Eagle Court of Honor Book; it costs just $2.99 and is available for immediate download.

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