One of my jobs at Soldier's Angels is to work with Eagle Scout candidates who want to do a service project to help wounded American Soldiers. A few facts about Eagle Scouts: only about 3% of boys who enter the scouting program earn the Eagle Rank. It takes over 300 individual requirements and several years to accomplish the necessary steps. The final, and one of the most challenging requirements is performing a service project to aid the community. The scout is responsible for planning, organizing and running the project, which can often run into hundreds of hours of work. My son Chris earned his Eagle 4 years ago, so I can attest first-hand the amount of effort and dedication it takes.
Here are a few of the amazing young men who recently completed their Eagle Rank by working with Soldier's Angels:
Bryan S, Troop 581, Seaford, New York
Collected and shipped toiletries, games, cd's,dvd's, puzzle books, playing cards, candies, pens to several Combat Support Hospitals in Iraq.
Tom L. of troop 342 in Eden Prairie, MN ran a donation drive and collected supplies to make dozens of backpacks for the wounded. He also raised enough money to pay for all the shipping, and had enough left over to make a $800 Donation to Soldier’s Angels.
Please join me in honoring these young men who decided to make a difference for our Wounded.