A recent linkedin discussion
A: (Eagle 1988) The old saying "a picture is worth a thousand words"....well "Eagle Scout" says volumes about a man. And I've learned that putting that on the table early, providing the person on the other side of it knows anything about scouting.....tells them a lot about me and cuts through all the BS so we can get to the important stuff. . . I've found to be a huge help in the job market. If they don't understand what it means, it is a conversation starter to educate them and tell them that to achieve that rank I had to learn and demonstrate: team leadership, project planning and management, and many other individual skills that I continue to use on a daily basis.
The current company I work for is the CEO is an Eagle Scout and the CSO has 3 Eagle sons. Having it there told them a lot about me before the interview. Once an Eagle, Always and Eagle!
A: (Eagle 1991) I am not sure becoming an Eagle straightened me out. I was a bit of a hell raiser and did not appreciate it as much as I should have until I was older. Now that I have grown up and have children and one of those is an Eagle Scout. I try to relate all of my scout experiences to my children and how important I now see the rank of eagle becomes to you as a person later in life.
I proudly tell people I meet that I am an eagle scout and still keep it on my resume. I wish that when I was younger instead of being a hell raiser I could have appreciated my accomplishment more and acting more like an eagle scout.
Scouting is for sure building character in my life today and I hope that helping my children reach the rank of Eagle Scout will help them become wonderful men!
A: (Eagle 1962) Influence all areas of my personal and professional career!
A: (Eagle 1985) I am most proud of the values that scouting has taught me. The simple values... "a scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful...." It comes up in every job interview and it has always set me apart from the competition. We do a lot of community service work and it is a blessing to be able to give back to those in need. My son just earned Life this past weekend and scouting has created many fun and memorable times that I will treasure for my entire life.
A: (Eagle 2008) I can say that being an Eagle Scout has influenced me a great deal. Although I may be categorized as one of those people who is sure to put it on every application and resume (especially when I was applying for college), I have always felt it needed to be there as a critical indication of my upbringing, values, and character.
I can also honestly say that being an Eagle, and a Scout in general for that matter, has directly influenced my professional calling. I'm currently in the process of applying to medical schools, with the plans of becoming a pediatric neurologist--largely because of Scouts. Becoming an Eagle Scout taught me how to lead, be confident with my peers, genuinely care for others and my community, and sparked my interest in first aid (which led to my interest in medicine). I am happy to say that being an Eagle Scout has not only shaped who I am, but also who I hope to become!