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#1 RememberSchiff

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 05:58 AM

“I’m definitely going to fight for everything." Because no one climbs from Cub Scout to Eagle Scout, a journey of about a dozen years in his case, by accident. It requires a remarkable commitment.  "When I was growing up, I thought I wouldn’t finish because it was just so long and you had to do so much. But my grandma and my auntie wanted me to finish, and I did it. It taught me so much, like how to make something out of nothing.”

 

A.J.Rose 6-foot-1, 212-pound redshirt freshman running back for the Kentucky Wildcats

 

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#2 Ankylus

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 03:11 PM

Very nice. And eloquently said. Thank you for posting.

 

Surprised by the whole, "I had to stay 2 nights alone in the woods for my final test for Eagle" thing, though.


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#3 RememberSchiff

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:15 AM

Rose surveys his surroundings and adapts accordingly. That was one of his final tests to achieve Eagle Scout status: two days alone in the woods with only a water bottle, rope and knife. It took hours to snag his first meal.

“You had to be patient,” Rose said. “If you didn’t figure out how to catch a fish, you weren’t going to eat.”

 

Yes, there may have been a misunderstanding by the reporter, though I know adults in some units teach more in-depth survival such as water collection, tracking, snare building.

 

As I have said before, I favor a solo Eagle trek over an Eagle project.


Edited by RememberSchiff, 11 August 2017 - 07:24 AM.

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#4 qwazse

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:50 AM

... Yes, there may have been a misunderstanding by the reporter, though I know adults in some units teach more in-depth survival such as water collection, tracking, snare building.

 

As I have said before, I favor a solo Eagle trek over an Eagle project.

 

I suspect wilderness survival was one of his electives. Or, maybe he was just short on nights for Camping MB, and his counselor threw down a challenge. Maybe he decided to challenge himself. We adults can't add to the requirements, but if a boy says, "I want to do X before making rank," who's gonna stop him?


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