Just What the World Needs – Another Eagle Scout

My oldest son, Ken, just passed his Eagle Scout board of review and has completed all the requirements for the Eagle Scout award.

Ken is a senior at Sturgis High School (Michigan).  He enjoys participating in the orchestra and also plays the guitar.  After graduating from high school he hopes to serve a mission for the church.  He has always dreamed of being a paleontologist some day, and will probably start out doing the geology path once he starts school – unless he changes his mind.

His eagle project involved organizing an effort to provide local elementary schools with audio CDs of selected books.  As a result of this effort over 60 audio CDs/books were provided to the schools.

In addition to the required merit badges, Ken enjoyed earning the archery, rifle shooting, space exploration, music and art awards.  He served as the patrol leader, and also as troop chaplain.  He also earned the ‘On My Honor’ and ‘Arrow of Light’ awards.  All of this was not easy for him, and we are pleased with this important accomplishment.

5 Responses to “Just What the World Needs – Another Eagle Scout”

  1. 1 Matt W. February 9, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Congrats to Ken. He was the inspiration for one Young Man in my troop to do the same eagle project here in Texas. He should be proud of his example.

  2. 2 Paul February 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Congrats to your son on his superb achievement. (I’m sorry i couldn’t get myself together enough to support his project, but it sounds like he had plenty of other support.)

    And you’re right: the world does need more eagle scouts.

  3. 3 C Jones February 10, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Sons are awesome! Enjoy him while you can, those mission calls come along sooner than you think 🙂

  4. 4 Eric Nielson February 11, 2011 at 6:06 pm


    Thanks buddy. That is a good project.


    Maybe he can make a difference someday.


    Glad to see you are alive. I will try to enjoy these boys.

  5. 5 Bookslinger April 20, 2011 at 9:13 pm


    BTW, he looks identical to you. He’s your Mini-Me.

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