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Two Eagle challenges:

1. CHARGE TO AN EAGLE SCOUT

I have the honor to give you the Eagle Scout charge on the occasion of your
elevation to the highest rank in Scouting.

The Boy Scouts of all nations constitute one of the most wholesome and significant
movements in the world's history and you have been counted worthy of this high
rank in the Boy Scouts of America.

All who know you rejoice in your achievement. Your position, as you well know, is
one of honor and responsibility. You are a marked man. As an Eagle Scout you
have assumed a solemn obligation to do your duty to god to country, to your fellow
Scouts and to mankind in general. This is a great undertaking.

As you live up to your obligations you bring honor to yourself and to your brother
Scouts. Your responsibility goes beyond your fellow Scouts to your country and your
god. America has many good things to give you and your children after you; but
these things depend for the most part on the quality of her citizens.

Our country has had a great past. You are here to make the future greater. I charge
you to undertake your citizenship with a solemn dedication. Be a leader, but, lead
only towards the best. Lift up every task you do and every office you hold to the high
level of service to god and to your fellow man. So live and serve that these who know
you, will be inspired to the finest living. We have too many who use their strength
and their brains to exploit others and to gain selfish ends. I charge you to be among
those who dedicate their skills and ability to the common good. Build America on the
solid foundations of clean living, honest work, unselfish citizenship and reverence for
god and, whatever others say or may do, you leave behind you a record of which
every Scout may be justly proud.

On behalf of the Court of Honor of the Council, Boy Scouts of America,
with the high hope that you will always represent the finest of character and
citizenship, we welcome you into the brotherhood of Eagle Scouts and congratulate
you, your parents and your Scout leaders.


2. Eagle Scout Challenge


The foremost responsibility of an Eagle Scout is to live with honor. To an Eagle
Scout, honor is the foundation of all character. He knows that "A Scout is
trustworthy" is the very first point of the Scout Law for a good reason. An Eagle
Scout lives honorably, not only because honor is important to him but because of the
vital significance of the example he sets for other Scouts. Living honorably
reflects credit on his home, his church, his troop, and his community. May the white
of the Eagle badge remind you to always live with honor.

The second obligation of an Eagle Scout is loyalty. A Scout is true to his family,
Scout leaders, friends, school, and nation. His loyalty to his troop and brother
Scouts makes him pitch in and carry his share of the load. All of these help to
build the loyalty which means devotion to community, to country, to one's own
ideals, and to God. Let the blue of the Eagle badge always inspire your loyalty.

The third obligation of an Eagle Scout is to be courageous. Courage has always
been a quality by which men measure themselves and others. To a Scout, bravery
means not only the courage to face physical danger, but the determination to stand
up for the right. Trusting in God, with faith in his fellowman, he looks forward to each
day, seeking his share of the world's work to do. Let the red of the Eagle badge
remind you always of courage.

The fourth obligation of an Eagle Scout is to be cheerful. To remind the Eagle Scout
to always wear a smile, the red, white, and blue ribbon is attached to the scroll of
the Second Class Scout award, which has its ends turned up in a smile.

The final responsibility of an Eagle Scout is service. The Eagle Scout extends a
helping hand to those who still toil up Scouting's trail, just as others helped him in
his climb to the Eagle. The performance of the daily Good Turn takes on a new
meaning when he enters a more adult life of continuing service to others. The Eagle
stands as protector of the weak and helpless. He aids and comforts the unfortunate
and the oppressed. He upholds the rights of others while defending his own. He will
always "Be Prepared" to put forth his best.

You deserve much credit for having achieved Scouting's highest award. But wear
your award with humility, ever mindful that the Eagle Scout is looked up to as an
example. May the Scout Oath and the Scout Law be your guide for tomorrow and
onward.