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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

On My Honor

Tonight was Troop 555's Court of Honor.  A Court of Honor is where the Boy Scouts earn the merit badges and awards that they have been working on.  Dakota earned the last couple of merit badges to earn an Eagle Palm award.  Boys who earn their Eagle Scout award do not have to be done with scouting they can continue earning merit badges until they turn 18.
 Dakota also earned his On My Honor Award.  This is a Boy Scout Award that he earns through the Church.  He has to meet a list of criteria over a two year period.  Each denomination has their own version of this award. 
 Troop 555 is lucky to have some dedicated leaders who give up every Wednesday Night, a week of vacation at Scout Camp and several weekends a year for camp outs, fundraisers and service projects.  Teaching young men how to be good in their community is the pay off.  These are our future leaders in the church, fathers, husbands....They will all turn out great!
Congratulation boys for committing to the Scout Oath, and remembering to live life on that oath.

 On my honor, I will do my best, to do my duty, to God and my country, to obey the scout law, and to help other people at all times, to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.


  1. Congratulations Dakota! How proud you must be! It's good to see Scoutmaster Starkey too!

  2. Congrats to Dakota on his awards. It's so great to see kids committed to something they love and to work hard at it.

  3. I'm so sad I missed this! I'm sorry I did because it's always inspiring to see these guys progress and grow in the program. Dakota will never regret the decision to Eagle. That's something that he will always be proud of and it will open many doors in his future. Thanks to you and Kyle and all his leaders (Jack too!) for the dedication and love you all give these future adult leaders. Good job Dakota and all the other boys too!

  4. It is great to see in these times, when youngsters are not taught values, like honour in school, that boys are still willing to give up there time, to learn about honour, and leadership. Great work,

  5. You must be so proud! Such a great accomplishment on the road to manhood.