|Troop 50's newest Eagle Scout, Daniel Meadows, pictured with his|
parents Bobby and Karla Meadows
|Daniel's dad displays a walking stick|
with decorations marking Daniel's
Scouting accomplishments and
Senior Patrol Leader Andrew called the ceremony to order, and Troop Committee Chair Rob Stanford offered an invocation. Daniel's father, Bobby, who also serves as the Saugahatchee District's advancement chair, narrated the "Voice of the Eagle," which outlined the steps along the Trail to Eagle that Daniel completed during his Scouting journey. He then brought out a walking stick that had accompanied Daniel, Karla, and him on many of the camping experiences they had shared over the years. It was adorned with decorations marking his advancement milestones and camping experiences. His father noted that, while a new emblem denoting the achievement of earning the rank of Eagle appeared on the staff, there was much more room for Daniel to document his continued Scouting journey and adventures.
|Daniel takes the Eagle Scout Promise.|
Michael Tullier, chartered organization representative, presented Daniel with a membership in the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) on behalf of the troop, as well as a Chattahoochee Council Eagle Scout council strip. He also announced Daniel's "promotion" to junior assistant scoutmaster in recognition of obtaining the rank of Eagle and presented to him a position patch for his uniform.
|Daniel presents an Eagle Scout Mentor|
pin to his father.
After the ceremony's conclusion, those in attendance enjoyed refreshments and took the opportunity to congratulate Daniel personally.
For all the pictures from Daniel's Eagle Scout Court of Honor, visit the troop's online photo album.
From the time the Eagle Scout rank was first presented in 1912 through its centennial year in 2012, more than two million Boy Scouts have earned the rank. Last year, 57,976 Scouts earned the Eagle Scout rank — more than in any previous year and around 7 percent of all Boy Scouts who were members in 2012. The average age of boys earning the Eagle Scout rank last year was 17 years of age.