Northern Star Council is reporting a record number of Eagle Scouts in 2008.
In the past few years, many young men of Northern Star Council have been working toward Eagle rank. In 2006, as a newly-merged council, Northern Star celebrated 699 Eagle Scouts. In 2007, that number was down just a bit to 672. However, this past year brought a surge forward, as Northern Star Council celebrated a record number of Eagle Scouts in 2008: 743!
The youth hours that go into earning the Eagle rank are both visible and unquestionable, documented through project paperwork and leadership positions on the trail to Eagle. Less visible, perhaps, are the countless hours of adult leader time spent at both the unit and district levels encouraging, mentoring, and coaching these young people as they work to achieve the Eagle rank.
So many have a hand in this: Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Troop Committee Chairs, Troop Advancement Chairs, District Advancement Committee Members, District Advancement Chairs, Eagle Coaches, Eagle Project Advisors, Eagle Mentors.
Northern Star Council would like to acknowledge and thank each of these adult leaders for helping 743 young men to earn and celebrate the Eagle Scout rank in 2008.
The Northern Star Council works hard to honor its Eagle Scouts. It has developed an Eagle Scout Publicity Plan and provides sample news releases, they will display photos of new Eagle Scouts at their Service Center, and they provide over 30 $1,000 scholarships for graduating Northern Star Council Eagle Scouts.
How many Eagle Scouts did your Council award in 2008 and what to they do to honor their achievement?