Eagles on your trailer

posted Aug 26, 2014, 12:47 PM by Chicora District   [ updated Aug 26, 2014, 12:47 PM ]


Eagles on your trailer

A couple of weeks ago, I was driving one of the Interstate Highways in Ohio or North Carolina, I don’t remember which it was, now. I had stopped at one of my favorite eateries. You know, the one with the golden archers. Even a guy of 103 years, enjoys a good hamburger, fries and a soda pop. Well, my stomach was full and I was headed for my car when I spotted one of those enclosed red trailers pulled by a pick up truck. It was bright red and as shiny as a new penny. On the side I saw written “Troop 689, from some place in Indiana.” Below that was their sponsors name, and under that it said “Eagle Honor Roll” and listed a dozen or more names.

Those dozen names must have been very important to Troop 689 to have them so proudly displayed in the Gold paint on the side of that red trailer. For a troop to advance a dozen scouts to Eagle, it must have taken at least fifteen or twenty years.

Maybe some day you may be going down the Interstate and you will pass by a Red enclosed trailer and maybe it will have “Troop 62” written on it and in gold letters there will be my name in the Eagle Roll of Honor or maybe you will see such a trailer with your name or your son’s name proudly displayed on it.

I just thought it was a pretty nice way for a troop to remember those who made Eagle and that they were proud of each scout.