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
movements in the world's history and you have been counted worthy of this
rank in the Boy Scouts of America.
All who know you rejoice in your achievement. Your position, as you well
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
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
Scouts. Your responsibility goes beyond your fellow Scouts to your country
god. America has many good things to give you and your children after you;
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
you to undertake your citizenship with a solemn dedication. Be a leader,
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
you, will be inspired to the finest living. We have too many who use their
and their brains to exploit others and to gain selfish ends. I charge you to
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
god and, whatever others say or may do, you leave behind you a record of
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
citizenship, we welcome you into the brotherhood of Eagle Scouts and
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
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
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
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
Scout leaders, friends, school, and nation. His loyalty to his troop and
Scouts makes him pitch in and carry his share of the load. All of these help
build the loyalty which means devotion to community, to country, to one's
ideals, and to God. Let the blue of the Eagle badge always inspire your
The third obligation of an Eagle Scout is to be courageous. Courage has
been a quality by which men measure themselves and others. To a Scout,
means not only the courage to face physical danger, but the determination to
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
remind you always of courage.
The fourth obligation of an Eagle Scout is to be cheerful. To remind the
to always wear a smile, the red, white, and blue ribbon is attached to the
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
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
meaning when he enters a more adult life of continuing service to others.
stands as protector of the weak and helpless. He aids and comforts the
and the oppressed. He upholds the rights of others while defending his own.
always "Be Prepared" to put forth his best.
You deserve much credit for having achieved Scouting's highest award. But
your award with humility, ever mindful that the Eagle Scout is looked up to
example. May the Scout Oath and the Scout Law be your guide for tomorrow and