The Value in Becoming an Eagle Scout

When it rains, most birds head for shelter; the Eagle is the only bird that, in order to avoid the rain, starts flying above the cloud.

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Created in 1911, Eagle Scout is the highest rank that can be earned as a Boy Scout. Because it takes years of hard work, service, patience, mental strength, and determination to become an Eagle Scout, this prestigious milestone is recognized across the country and the world. Having requirements of knowledge, teaching, dedication, perserverance, and leadership, why do teenagers (and their family’s) want to sacrifice so much to earn this award?

Some value the impact the award will have on their lives, others are encouraged by their parents and Scoutmasters, for some it may be a family tradition, and for many its friendship. The universal truth amongst all Eagle Scouts, though, is that they value their duty to God and their country, they focus their lives to service to others, and prioritize their journey to being morally straight and being mentally awake.

In Troop 205, we are blessed with a Scouting tradition that embodies all the pure values of Scouting, and this is best represented by our amazing Eagle Scouts. Andrew, Nathaniel, Gabriel, and Morgan all helped, pushed, laughed, encouraged, and mentored one another throughout their Scouting journey from Tiger Cub to Eagle. They excel at cutting up and having a great time, but know their duty and are willing to put God and others above themselves when they need to. These young men behave as Eagle Scouts in and out of uniform, and are amazing examples to the Scouts in the Troop, their family, and to everyone that they come into contact with..

They do understand though, that becoming Eagle isn’t the end of their journey, but just the beginning. They are now prepared to handle much more difficult life issues and are able to lead others in whatever is needed to be done.

We are all proud of these young men, and thankful they are Eagle Scouts from Troop 205!!!

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Troop Virtual Campout

I know we all miss going on campouts with our Troop! They are a wonderful time to hangout with friends, play some cool games, learn some new skills, perfect abilities, and sit by the fire telling stories. I especially am upset that we missed our weekend at the POW camp, with no electricity, running water, bathrooms, or people around, it is by far the most memorable campout we have. Until we can safely get back together, let’s have a virtual campout. Checkout the schedule below and get ready to have some fun!

DayTimeDescriptionInstructors
FRI6pScoutcraft with BEAUMr. Beau
SAT9aMorning Camp OpeningHayes
Leave No Trace & Tread Lightly
Hazardous Weather & Plants
Connor; Stokley
First AidCaleb; Gabe S.
NavigationGabe S; Andrew
1pAfternoon Camp OpeningSean
Fire Making and Safety
Knots
Kendall; Nathaniel
CookingMorgan; Gabe C.
4pCamp ClosingHayes; Sean
Virtual Winter Camp Schedule
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Welcome to Scouting!

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(by Caleb S-1st Class) Welcome to Scouting! In troop 205 of Long Beach, Mississippi, we are one of the oldest troops on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We do many great events from whitewater rafting to backpacking to doing service for the community. We meet every Tuesday at 7PM, and go on a campout every month!

There are different activities that you do for what age you are,

  • CUB SCOUT PACK- For boys and girls in 1st-5th grade, and ages 6-10
  • BOY SCOUT TROOP- For boys 11-18 years old
  • EXPLORER SCOUT POST- A side activity for the BSA for boys and girls.It focuses on a single interest like like law or firefighting.
  • STEM SCOUTS- For boys and girls. Learn and participate in many awesome science and technology projects.  Build robots, launch rockets, pilot drones, and learn to program.

The boys are taught with fun methods and go on adventures to build character. If you are interested, come talk to us at the meeting on Tuesday and we will help you. Hope to see you soon!

 

 

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