Attention 777 Eagle Candidates: there is a new project book available. it can be found in DOC format and RTF format. Please download it to your computer and start to use it! Candidates that have thier project approved using the old form (pages 1-11) can continue to use that booklet. Any candidate that has not yet had thier project approved must convert to the new project book (you can copy/paste really easily...).
Talk to Mr. York if you have questions. He is going to update this eagle site at summer cmap this year :)
Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks? The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. When the storm hits, it sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm. While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it. The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher. It rises on the winds that bring the storm.
When the storms of life come upon us - and all of us will experience them - we can rise above them by using our minds, trusting in our friends, and following in our beliefs. The storms do not have to overcome us. We can use the winds of change and soar above the storm.
Remember, it is not the burdens of life that weigh us down, it is how we handle them.
This section of the web site is dedicated to the Eagle candidates for Troop 777 and the Eagle Alumni who have blazed the trail for others to follow. Mr. York is working to populate this section of the web site so that it contains all of the stuff needed for a Troop 777 Boy Scout to complete his Eagle successfully! This site is being developed because after mentoring more than 40 Eagle Scouts, Mr. York has recognizes that the Eagle Candidate needs all of the help we can give. The materials here are from Mr. York or a cited source - You can use all that material as much as you like, but if you take it verbatim, please give proper reference to Mr. York and BSA Troop 777.
The Eagle process can seem like an insurmountable mountain, rising before the Star and Life scouts as they work towards the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America. There is a reason that only 4% of boys that start scouting, make it to the rank of Eagle. In Troop 777, we have a higher percentage than 4% of our scouts that make the rank of Eagle, but it really takes hard work and Eagle is not a gift - the scout must work for it and earn it. All Eagle Candidates and parents are encouraged to spend time here to fully learn and understand the requirements and the tasks that they are about to undertake.
There will be much help asked for and even more given to the Eagle candidates as they work to rise above the mountain and achieve the rank of Eagle. Every scout who attains the rank of Eagle owes much to many people. Throughout Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, there are leaders, committeemen, institution representatives, sponsoring institutions; all of whom give freely of their time and talent for these boys in scouting. These are the people who give their time in order that these boys, our country’s greatest and most precious resource, have an opportunity to participate in a program dedicated to physical, mental and moral fitness, character development and citizenship training based on the ideals of duty to God and duty to country.
As the Eagle candidate has climbed the mountain of scouting, learning the lessons of scouting and passing those lessons on to those young men who follow him, we have watched the character of the Eagle candidate unfold and become manly. We have watched as you have learned important skills and your leadership ability has expanded into a valuable asset. We have watched your mind develop and your wisdom increase. We have watched all of these things in you. Now that you are at the threshold of your goal, we welcome you. For you have done your climbing in a true Scout-like-manner.