to Troop 125
I have been a part of Boy Scout Troop 125 for the past 6 years. Boy Scouts has changed my life and has taught me a lot. I have made friendships that will last a lifetime and have learned life lessons that can be used even outside of Boy Scouts. I have become a better communicator, developed better leadership qualities and have learned to help those around me who are struggling. Whether it was helping a younger scout to set up their tent, or helping with rank advancement, I learned that it was important for the older scouts to share their knowledge with the younger scouts to help the troop thrive. When I was a younger scout, I was helped by the older scouts then to learn new knots, and new skills. I learned that a troop with only a couple of scouts, who know everything, is not as strong as a troop where all of the scouts are capable of helping with a particular task.
The process of becoming an Eagle Scout is a long jour-ney that has alone taught me a lot. I have been told constantly to get my Eagle Project done from multiple people and not to pro-crastinate. I did this by completing my project at the age of 16. The Eagle project has taught me not to procrastinate because it will save a lot of stress in the long run. Also, I learned that some things are out of my control, and I should just worry about what I can control. Some things pop up and cause a change in plans, and adjustments have to be made to accommodate the sudden changes.
Life after Boy Scouts will be a big change for me. I am currently a junior in High School and still have a little bit to decide where I want to go to college. I know that I want to major in computer science while at college. I really am not sure what college I want to go to because I haven’t really looked yet. In my future endeavors I will carry the lessons that I have learned in scouting with me for the rest of my life and will give what ever I do my full effort and capability.
For my project, I installed a 76 foot by 2.7 foot brick walkway in front of the historical building Epenetus Smith Tavern at the Smithtown Historical Society. To begin, the area around the pathway was cleared, bushes were trimmed, weeds and old bricks were removed. The existing wood border was removed and replaced with a new wood border which was measured and leveled. A weed mat was laid and then the brick walkway was installed.