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Proud Of Other’s Success

May 23, 2019

You’re taking him to his review tonight, right?

I had forgotten. It’s been that kind of week. Lots of hours at work. Lots of stress. I just wanted to relax in my office. And now I had to go out to another meeting.

But, then I remembered what this one was for. This was my son’s Eagle Board of Review.

It takes a minimum of 2 years of work to get an Eagle Scout award. Boys typically start when they are 11. So, they can complete it by 13. They must complete it by the time they are 18. My son is 16. He completed the majority of the requirements last year.

As we met the men who would conduct the review they were surprised at my son’s age.

Most of the boys we see are just a few days from turning 18.

My son got to introduce me to the men on the board.

This is my dad, Rodney Bliss. . .And he’s pretty cool, I guess.

My introduction of him was slightly longer. I was then invited to sit in the hall as the men talked to my son about his Eagle Scout project and merit badges.

I had a lot of chance to think about what it means for him to achieve this? It’s a goal I had for my son since he was 11 years old. Probably because it was a goal I had since I was 11 years old. I completed my Eagle Scout requirements when I was 15 and had it awarded when I was 16.

My dad didn’t push me. And I tried to not push my sons. My oldest son earned his Eagle Scout award. The two brothers closest in age to him chose to not complete the requirements.

This is my fourth son. His younger brother still has a couple merit badges left to earn.

I love all my boys the same. I’m proud of all my boys. I like to think that I’m just as proud of all my boys. Each boys has their own talents and interests.

My brothers chose to not get Eagle Scout awards.

Yes, I’m proud of all my boys, regardless of their goals in scouting.

But, today, I’m especially proud of my son who just became the newest Eagle Scout tonight.

Rodney M Bliss is an author, columnist and IT Consultant. His blog updates every weekday. He lives in Pleasant Grove, UT with his lovely wife, thirteen children and grandchildren.

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