Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Dear Samuel,

You're almost 15. Now is the time to be serious about getting your Eagle Scout. I'm totally serious. How much longer to you have be finished with it?

You will have much more fun in scouts if you get past the Eagle Scout milestone before you get your drivers license. Why will you have more fun? Because you can focus on the fun things about scouting - camping, eating marshmallows, building fires, and telling people what to do, and you won't have to worry about all the merit badges.

But you'll probably want to get some more merit badges. Because out of the something like 200 merit badges there will be a few that are interesting to you. Getting your Eagle Scout earlier rather than later will be more valuable to you anyway. It will be more valuable to you for several reasons, but the biggest reason I can think of is you will have been exposed to all those ideas earlier and will have plenty of time to use them.

There are other, cooler things in store for you that are coming right up in the next couple of years. You will want to be spending your time doing those things and not having to worry about getting your environmental science merit badge.

I'm not going to let this rest. The eagle scout badge isn't that hard, but it requires you to be proactive and go out and get it. In the future some posts on this blog will be idea for possible eagle projects that you can do.

Okay. I've got that off my chest. Talk to you later



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