Winter 2006 - National Eagle Scout Association



Winter 2006 - National Eagle Scout Association
Journal of the National Eagle Scout Association
Also in this issue:
Distinguished Eagle Scout Dr. Peter Agre, page 8
Scouting News Briefs, page 10
Volume 32, Number 3
Winter 2006
What’s New on, back cover
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ISSN 0890-4995
News and Notes From NESA
NESA President Tapped as Defense Secretary
National President
William F. Cronk
National Commissioner
Donald D. Belcher
Chief Scout Executive
Roy L. Williams
The Board of Regents consists
of more than 400 holders of the
Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.
President, Robert M. Gates;
vice presidents, Wayne Bingham,
Clark W. Fetridge, John W. McKenzie
Editor, Terry Lawson
Associate editor, Stefanie Hill
Staff: Lois Albertus, Teresa Brown,
Velma Cooks, Rhonda DeVaney,
Ann Dimond, Jeff Laughlin
Address all correspondence to
NESA, S220
Boy Scouts of America
1325 West Walnut Hill Lane
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
Robert M. Gates, president of the National Eagle Scout Association,
has been nominated by President George W. Bush to succeed
Donald Rumsfeld as U.S. Secretary of Defense. Senate confirmation
hearings were expected to begin in early December.
Dr. Gates is no stranger to public service. He served as director
of the Central Intelligence Agency from 1991 until 1993, and
previously as Assistant to the President and Deputy National
Security Adviser at the White House. Dr. Gates joined the Central
Robert Gates
Intelligence Agency in 1966 and spent nearly 27 years as an
intelligence professional, serving six presidents. During that period,
he spent nearly nine years at the National Security Council, serving
four presidents of both major political parties.
Dr. Gates has been awarded the National Security Medal and the
Presidential Citizens Medal, has twice received the National Intelligence
Distinguished Service Medal, and has three times received CIA’s highest
award, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal.
As a Boy Scout, Dr. Gates became an Eagle Scout and a Vigil Honor member
of the Order of the Arrow. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout
Award, and in 2000 he received the BSA’s highest honor, the Silver Buffalo Award.
He became NESA president in May 1997.
2010 National Scout Jamboree
The 2010 National Scout Jamboree—celebrating the 100th anniversary of Scouting
in the United States—is only three and a half years away. NESA is planning
something special for its members, and we welcome any ideas you may have on
what you would like to happen. Send your ideas to Terry Lawson, P.O. Box 152079,
Irving, TX 75015-2079. Unfortunately, we cannot acknowledge receipt of each idea.
Record Number of Eagles
As of October, 2006 is progressing to be a record year for new Eagle Scouts.
We are currently 3 percent ahead of last year—the second largest Eagle Scout
class—and possibly could break the largest class record.
Best Wishes for 2007
Circulation this issue: 120,000
NESA accepts all articles from members for
submission. However, because of space limitations and dated material, we are not always able
to use all materials. We regret that we are not
able to return articles or photographs that have
been submitted for consideration. Please send
address changes to [email protected]
Include your name, new and old addresses,
birth date, and the number printed above your
name on the address label.
We want to wish you a most joyous holiday season and bountiful new year.
NESA and the Boy Scouts of America appreciate each and every NESA member.
We are proud of you as Eagle Scouts and, more importantly, of becoming the
men that guide and lead our communities as role models living the Scout Oath
and Law daily in your lives. May you continue to be blessed for all you do.
Production and sale of the miniature replica Eagle Scout pin for military
wear has been canceled. In our haste to solve a need, we were unaware of
the necessity to have Department of Defense approval. Therefore, the pin
is unavailable.
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NESA Announces Scholarship
Recipients for 2006
Each year, the National Eagle Scout Association administers scholarship grants of
various amounts to qualified applicants. Congratulations to the 2006 recipients.
Stories by Mark Ray
$48,000 Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke
Eagle Scout Scholarship
Patrick Kennedy Smith
Little Rock, Arkansas
Quapaw Area Council,
Southern Region
Every Scout learns the basics of first aid and
promises to help other people at all times, and
that was just the beginning for Patrick Smith.
An Eagle Scout from Little Rock, Arkansas, Patrick
has already leveraged his first-aid training into a
major school service project, and he will soon
turn his promise to help other people into a career
of service.
At the end of his junior year, Patrick represented
his high school at a weeklong American Red Cross
rapid response course. When he returned to school
that fall, Patrick committed himself to creating a
first-responder team at the school as his senior
project. He identified students who were willing to
take training in first aid, CPR, emergency response,
and the use of automated external defibrillators
(AEDs). He launched a fund-raising campaign to
pay for training, supplies, and an AED for the
school. He ordered supplies, hung safety stations,
and made countless phone calls. And, perhaps
most importantly, he made sure other students
were ready to take his place after he graduated
last spring.
“I’m pleased that the leadership is in place to
continue that service to my high school,” Patrick
said. For his project, Patrick was named a finalist
in the 2006 Prudential Spirit of Community
Awards program.
For his Eagle Scout service project, Patrick
designed and built a bridge at Little Rock’s Two
Rivers Park, which provides access to one of the
state’s largest cattail marshes. He also earned the
BSA’s prestigious William T. Hornaday Award for
completing a major soil and water conservation
project in another local park.
In addition to being an Eagle Scout with six
Palms, Patrick is a Brotherhood member of the
Order of the Arrow and the recipient of the God
and Family, God and Country, and God and
Life religious emblems. He served his troop in
Seeing his vision become reality, Patrick Smith, left, gets help from
community volunteers to build a bridge at Little Rock’s Two Rivers Park.
Patrick Smith participates in American
Red Cross rapid response training.
numerous leadership positions, attended a national
Scout jamboree, and most recently, participated in
a trek at Philmont Scout Ranch. He hopes to return
to Philmont next summer as part of the Ranch
Hands program.
An accomplished high school athlete, Patrick
participated in cross-country, track and field,
basketball, baseball, football, and flag football.
He made the varsity teams in basketball and
baseball and served a year as basketball manager.
Academically, Patrick was a merit scholar each
year in high school. He was a member of the
National Honor Society and received numerous
academic honors.
Patrick is a freshman at Oklahoma State
University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where he is
in the Honors College and the Scholars Program
of the College of Engineering, Architecture, and
Technology. He is studying fire protection and
safety technology, a field that will let him continue
his commitment to service. “You could work with
industry, help them with hazardous material management. You could be an arson investigator.
There’s a wide-open field of careers,” Patrick said.
How did Patrick accomplish so much in Scouting,
sports, and the classroom? “Time management’s a
big issue: saving room for schoolwork and sports
and Scouts and still having some time to relax and
have fun,” Patrick said. “It’s tough, but it’s helped
me in the long run learn how to manage my time.
I feel ready for college after having been busy and
having to manage everything.”
Patrick is the son of Tom and Kathy Smith.
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2006 Scholarship Recipients
$20,000 Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke Eagle Scout Scholarship
James Allen Juett
James’ knack for teamwork paid off when he competed with his school’s
robotics team. In 2004, the team took first place in the regional FIRST Robotics
Competition. His senior year, James was team leader.
Robotics introduced James to computer programming, and the mentors he
worked with helped him consider computers as a career path. As a result, he’s
pursuing a double major in computer science and math education at Wartburg
College in Waverly, Iowa.
James has participated in numerous mission projects with his church,
including a trip to the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana, where he
and fellow church members painted houses and ran a vacation Bible school
program for the reservation’s children. “It was pretty cool to help with kids who
live in such a different environment,” he said. “It was really good to be able to
do something for them and to give them a fun activity.”
In addition to his other high school extracurricular activities, James was
active in the National Honor Society, Students Opposed to Drugs and Alcohol
(SODA), the concert choir, the math team, the tennis team, and the chess club,
which won the state championship in 2003.
James is the son of Jerry and Janet Juett.
Marion, Iowa
Hawkeye Area Council
Ask James Juett to name the hardest thing he has
done in recent years, and you might expect him to
talk about earning the Eagle Scout Award plus four
Palms, becoming high school valedictorian, or serving
on the school’s superintendent search committee. Those accomplishments pale
in comparison with his accomplishments while serving as senior patrol leader
of his troop.
“I really underestimated what a job that can be and how difficult it can be to
get all the Scouts to move in one direction or focus on one topic,” James said.
“But I’m glad that I did that because it was something I had never experienced
before. Being a leader isn’t always as easy as it looks.”
Leadership was just one of the lessons James learned in Scouting. He also
learned how to live the values found in the Scout Law and the value of being
part of a team. “Learning to interact with other people and be part of a kind
of small community as a troop was very beneficial to learn as well,” he said.
$8,000 Elks National
$4,000 Elks National
Foundation Scholarship Foundation Scholarship
Michael J. McCormick
Harrison Township, Michigan
Clinton Valley Council
Jonathan C. Gabriel
$3,000 National Eagle Scout Scholarship
Daniel P. Moeller
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
Northern Star Council
Matthew S. Twehous
Cincinnati, Ohio
Dan Beard Council
Malvern, Iowa
Mid-America Council
Paul A. Wright
Vincennes, Indiana
Buffalo Trace Council
$1,000 Hall/McElwain Merit Scholarship
Joseph A. Bracco Jr.
Gregory D. Donaldson
Wood Dale, Illinois
Northwest Suburban Council
Andover, Minnesota
Northern Star Council
Joel A. Kozlesky
Raman G. Kutty
Westerville, Ohio
Simon Kenton Council
Alex E. Marconnet
Madison, Wisconsin
Glacier’s Edge Council
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Potawatomi Area Council
Andrew J. Medvecz
Algonquin, Illinois
Blackhawk Area Council
Eric R. Giesing
Quincy, Illinois
Mississippi Valley Council
James D. Lafikes
Florissant, Missouri
Greater St. Louis Area Council
Andrew D. Mikusch
John B. Hoff
Chicago, Illinois
Northeast Illinois Council
Andrew J. Longnecker
Boone, Iowa
Mid-Iowa Council
Andrew J. Pratt
St. Louis, Missouri
Greater St. Louis Area Council
Logan M. Skelley
Wauseon, Ohio
Joplin, Missouri
Black Swamp Area Council Ozark Trails Council
Richard J. Koharik
Berea, Ohio
Greater Cleveland Council
Cameron W. MacLeod
Portage, Michigan
Southwest Michigan Council
Gregory F. Truso
Mahtomedi, Minnesota
Northern Star Council
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2006 Scholarship Recipients
$20,000 Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke Eagle Scout Scholarship
Edward Francis Gullans
For his Eagle Scout service project, Ed and his team built a permanent
campfire area at Wantagh Park, a public park in Nassau County, New York.
One of Ed’s favorite times in Scouting was serving as a Cub Scout den chief.
“We pretty much ran all the meetings,” he said. “That really taught me how to
handle kids.” He also spent time as a patrol leader, Order of the Arrow troop
representative, and assistant senior patrol leader, where he did “pretty much
whatever got thrown my way.”
Ed was involved in numerous student activities at his high school, including
Mathletes, the Science Olympiad, the National Honor Society, and the Key
Club. He played French horn in the orchestra and symphonic band, trombone
in the jazz band, and mellophone (an instrument that looks like an oversized
trumpet) in the marching band. Ed also played the French horn in the youth
music ministry at his church.
Ed is the son of Carl and Rosanne Gullans.
Wantagh, New York
Theodore Roosevelt Council
Ed Gullans has a strong background in statistics,
physics, and math, and he enjoys problem solving.
He is an accomplished musician who played three
instruments in high school. Just don’t ask him
about ballet.
Classical dance was one of the subjects that tripped up him and his high
school quiz bowl team. “There were questions about ballet. I don’t think we
got any of those right,” he said. Fortunately, Ed did not encounter any ballet
questions when he took the SAT—and earned a near-perfect score. Nor does
ballet come up too often in his mechanical engineering courses at The College
of New Jersey, where he’s currently a sophomore. And it probably was not a
frequent topic among Ed’s fellow rugby players at TCNJ, either.
Rugby is just one of Ed’s numerous outdoor pursuits. As a Scout, Ed was
naturally drawn to such activities as rock climbing and rifle shooting, which
he enjoyed at the 2001 National Scout Jamboree.
$8,000 Elks National
$4,000 Elks National
Foundation Scholarship Foundation Scholarship
Ranjit J. Korah
Joel K. Erickson
Bel Air, Maryland
Baltimore Area Council
$3,000 National Eagle Scout Scholarship
Christopher J. Kaltenbach
Christopher G. Hansen
Chris J. Borer Jr.
Sarver, Pennsylvania
Greater Pittsburgh Council
Fairfax, Virginia
National Capital Area Council
Newtonville, Massachusetts
Knox Trail Council
Amherst, New Hampshire
Daniel Webster Council
$1,000 Hall/McElwain Merit Scholarship
Alexander G. Bick
Kevin R. Anderson
Lloyd M. Becker
Westfield, New Jersey
Patriots Path Council
East Patchogue, New York
Suffolk County Council
Short Hills, New Jersey
Northern New Jersey Council
Jacob M. Gulko
Alexander S. Larsen
Bradley J. Lockwood
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Northern New Jersey Council
Benjamin P. Pomerance
Plattsburgh, New York
Twin Rivers Council
Scarsdale, New York
Westchester-Putnam Council
Brent W. Pomeroy
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Keystone Area Council
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
Keystone Area Council
Paul G. Rademacher
Steven P. Fontz
Jonathan M. Gabay
Harrison B. Miller
David A. Moody
Severna Park, Maryland
Baltimore Area Council
Oak Hill, Virginia
National Capital Area Council
Robert B. Read Jr.
Setauket, New York
Suffolk County Council
Cazenovia, New York
Revolutionary Trails Council
Bryan M. Stuckey
West Milford, New Jersey
Northern New Jersey Council
McLean, Virginia
National Capital Area Council
Sykesville, Maryland
Baltimore Area Council
Martin P. Wegman
Pittsford, New York
Otetiana Council
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2006 Scholarship Recipients
$20,000 Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke Eagle Scout Scholarship
Chase Griffin Pattillo
One of those levels was serving as senior patrol leader for his council’s
jamboree troop. Being one of only two participants from Fayetteville,
North Carolina—the rest were from Raleigh—posed some difficulties,
Chase said, but “I managed to get all of that to work out.”
Chase was captain and voted most valuable player of the swim and
cross-country teams. One of his proudest athletic accomplishments was
making the all-conference cross-country team—even though he’d started
running cross-country only during his junior year. “I trained really hard
to get to that point,” Chase said. “It took about two years of effort.”
Chase is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in biology at Methodist
College in Fayetteville and has been provisionally admitted into the school’s
graduate program in physician assistant studies. He said he was drawn to
medicine in part because of his father’s work in an Army medical unit and
chose the physician assistant path because of its flexibility. “Even though a
physician assistant is not an actual doctor, he’s a bit more flexible, and he’s
able to try different areas,” he said.
Chase is the son of David and Deborah Pattillo.
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Occoneechee Council
Chase Pattillo has experienced a great deal of what
Scouting has to offer. “I didn’t do everything, but I did
a lot of stuff,” he said.
Chase has attended Philmont Scout Ranch, the
Florida Sea Base, and the Northern Tier High Adventure
Bases while never missing summer camp. He participated in two national
Scout jamborees and the National Order of the Arrow Conference. He served
his troop in nearly every leadership position from assistant patrol leader to
junior assistant Scoutmaster and rose to the position of chapter chief in the
Order of the Arrow. And somehow he found time to become an Eagle Scout,
to complete 78 merit badges (garnering 11 Eagle Palms), and to earn the
William T. Hornaday Award.
Looking back on all those activities, Chase saw a natural progression in his
leadership ability. As a first-time assistant patrol leader, he was pretty nervous,
but “the more I did that, the more I got comfortable with it,” he said. “As time
went on, I just took it to another level.”
$8,000 Elks National
$4,000 Elks National
Foundation Scholarship Foundation Scholarship
Patrick E. Littlefield
Joshua C. Williams
Sherman, Texas
Circle Ten Council
$3,000 National Eagle Scout Scholarship
Jared L. Crain
Houston, Texas
Sam Houston Area Council
Nathaniel S. Hussell
Woodward, Oklahoma
Cimarron Council
Paul E. Martin
Yorktown, Virginia
Colonial Virginia Council
Martinsville, Virginia
Blue Ridge Mountains Council
$1,000 Hall/McElwain Merit Scholarship
Matthew A. Abee
Kevin S. Aitken
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Coastal Carolina Council
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Indian Nations Council
Phillip B. Ham III
Paul M. Love III
Forsyth, Georgia
Central Georgia Council
Joseph R. Orr
Prince George, Virginia
Heart of Virginia Council
Charlotte, North Carolina
Mecklenburg County Council
Richard W. Pridgen Jr.
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Tuscarora Council
Austin E. Ayres
Joshua D. Basilio
Dallas, Texas
Circle Ten Council
Garrett F. Martin
Milledgeville, Georgia
Central Georgia Council
McMinnville, Tennessee
Middle Tennessee Council
Matthew J. Pyeatt
Joseph E. Nathan
Sherman, Texas
Circle Ten Council
Joel D. Rice
Cypress, Texas
Sam Houston Area Council
San Antonio, Texas
Alamo Area Council
Daniel R. Ruczko
Andrew W. Cousins
Newberry, South Carolina
Blue Ridge Council
Eli R. Nuzzi
Lecanto, Florida
Gulf Ridge Council
Chapin, South Carolina
Indian Waters Council
Taylor N. Shope
Nashville, Tennessee
Middle Tennessee Council
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2006 Scholarship Recipients
$20,000 Mabel and Lawrence S. Cooke Eagle Scout Scholarship
Jordan David Epstein
production crew member in the school’s drama program. He also participated
in dragon boat races as part of the Asian Awareness Club.
In Scouting, Jordan held numerous leadership roles in his troop and
now serves as assistant Scoutmaster. He worked two summers at Camp Oljato
near Huntington Lake, California, and participated in the 2001 National
Scout Jamboree.
As an assistant Scoutmaster, Jordan said he has come to understand the level
of adult support required to make Scouting work. “I’d say there’s maybe even
more work on the parents’ side and the Scoutmaster’s side [than for the patrol
leaders’ council] to make sure what the Scouts want to do is feasible,” he said.
“Now, I go out of my way to thank the parents.”
Jordan is the son of Allan and Suzanne Epstein.
Los Altos Hills, California
Pacific Skyline Council
With his 4.0 grade point average, near-perfect SAT
scores, and status as a National Advanced Placement
Scholar, Jordan Epstein could have picked just about
any college in the country. In the end, he choose
Minnesota’s Carleton College—half a continent away—because, as he said,
“I figured a small school would let me try a lot of things.”
Jordan is experienced in trying new things. Twice, his explorations led him
overseas on trips sponsored by his high school. In the summer of 2005, he
spent three weeks in Belize, where he lived in a rain forest, studied environmental issues, and got to go scuba diving off one of the world’s largest barrier reefs.
The year before that, he visited Thailand and China, where he taught English at
a children’s school while living with a Chinese family.
When he wasn’t exploring the globe, Jordan was a three-sport varsity
athlete (soccer, cross-country, and volleyball); a member of his school’s jazz
band, orchestra, and brass choir; captain of the math team; and a design and
$8,000 Elks National
$4,000 Elks National
Foundation Scholarship Foundation Scholarship
Derek J. Bruton
Duchesne, Utah
Utah National Parks Council
Jordan T. Johns
$3,000 National Eagle Scout Scholarship
Brett E. Dahlberg
American Fork, Utah
Utah National Parks Council
Bremerton, Washington
Chief Seattle Council
Jacob D. Sherman
Monmouth, Oregon
Cascade Pacific Council
Peter M. Julian So
Pittsburg, California
Mount Diablo-Silverado Council
$1,000 Hall/McElwain Merit Scholarship
Christopher M. Beck
Andrew A. Block
Eagle River, Alaska
Great Alaska Council
Fort Collins, Colorado
Longs Peak Council
Joseph D. Hibbs
Craig T. Imazumi
McGill, Nevada
Nevada Area Council
Samuel J. Nassie
Paradise, California
Golden Empire Council
San Jose, California
Santa Clara County Council
Jack W. Newlin
Cameron Park, California
Golden Empire Council
Daniel A. Bujalski
San Jose, California
Santa Clara County Council
Parker A. Vetriolo Lauer
Walnut Creek, California
Mount Diablo-Silverado Council
Matthew S. Rollins
Matthew W. Carpenter
Pueblo, Colorado
Rocky Mountain Council
Centennial, Colorado
Denver Area Council
Lindon, Utah
Utah National Parks Council
Richland, Washington
Blue Mountain Council
Andrew H. Levin
John C. Westbroek
Mililani, Hawaii
Aloha Council
Mark P. Hendricks
Chad E. Wolver
Phoenix, Arizona
Grand Canyon Council
Steven M. Mancini
San Martin, California
Santa Clara County Council
Joshua G. Woodward
Woodland Park, Colorado
Pikes Peak Council
by Mark Ray
t is tempting to draw a direct
line between Dr. Peter Agre’s
Chemistry merit badge—the first
merit badge he received—and his
2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Unfortunately, that line would have
to go straight through the D he was
earning in high school chemistry
before he dropped out of the course.
In any event, Dr. Agre would
explain that Scouting taught him
far more important lessons than
chemistry—lessons about values
and leadership and self-reliance.
Above all, Dr. Agre credits Scouting
with introducing him to the wilderness and firing his unquenchable
thirst for adventure.
When Dr. Agre was 14, he became
an Explorer and was soon on his way
to the Charles L. Sommers Wilderness
Canoe Base in Ely, Minnesota, with
a crew of experienced Explorers.
“These guys were extremely good
canoeists and sort of minimalists in
terms of camping,” Dr. Agre said.
“They really understood the fine
points of wilderness camping and
small loads and personal responsibility
in terms of your own gear. And I
thought that was just an amazing
experience. Was it a life-changing
experience? It surely was.”
The experience was so life-changing,
in fact, that wilderness trips became
a family tradition once Dr. Agre married and had children. Dr. Agre’s son,
Clarke, first visited the Boundary
Waters Canoe Area Wilderness when
he was 3 years old—“He had to portage
his own diapers,” Dr. Agre said—and
participated in another trip with his
dad just two summers ago.
In between, Dr. Agre served as an
assistant Scoutmaster in Baltimore,
where Clarke became an Eagle Scout.
Dr. Agre introduced the troop to high
adventure, leading an annual trip to
Philmont Scout Ranch, the Florida
National High Adventure Sea Base,
or the Northern Tier National High
Dr. Peter Agre
Became an Eagle Scout:
1964 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Became a Distinguished Eagle Scout:
2004 in Baltimore, Maryland
Lives in:
Durham, North Carolina
James B. Duke Professor of
Cell Biology and Vice Chancellor for
Science and Technology,
Duke University Medical Center
Wife, Mary, and four children, including
Eagle Scout Clarke and Venturer Carly
Adventure Bases (which includes the
Sommers Canoe Base). “I thought the
kids really benefited,” Dr. Agre said.
“Some of the kids had a lot of growing
up to do.”
Dr. Agre loves the excitement of
discovering what’s around the next
bend in a river, but he also loves the
thrill of discovery that science provides.
In fact, he said, “the joy of discovery is
very similar” in both cases.
That’s not the only similarity Dr. Agre
has noted between the lab and the
backcountry. “Leading a laboratory—
convincing young people to do
experiments in a certain way to pursue an objective—is very much like
leading Scouts on a backpacking trip,”
Dr. Agre explained. “You don’t want
to guide them too much or they don’t
learn anything. On the other hand,
you have to make sure they’re not
wasting their time, wasting resources,
or doing anything dangerous.”
Dr. Agre received his medical
degree from Johns Hopkins
University School of Medicine in
1974. After completing his residency
at Case Western Reserve University
and a fellowship at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
Dr. Agre joined the Johns Hopkins
faculty, eventually becoming a full
professor in the departments of
biological chemistry and medicine.
It was at Johns Hopkins that he
and a fellow researcher made a key
discovery. While studying Rh blood
group antigens, they found—by sheer
luck, according to Dr. Agre—a protein
that regulates how water moves in
and out of cells. “The mechanism of
how this occurred was never known,”
Dr. Agre said.
Their discovery of this protein,
called an aquaporin, could be a
stepping stone toward treatment of
a variety of diseases and conditions,
everything from dry eye syndrome
to congestive heart failure. “The
impact—can we manipulate this to
prevent disease, to prevent glaucoma
or kidney failure—that’s out there still,”
Dr. Agre said. “People are looking for
ways to manipulate it.”
For his discovery, Dr. Agre shared the
2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. In some
ways, the award changed Dr. Agre’s life
forever. He gave 105 lectures the following year and turned down many more
requests. Duke University recruited him
to become vice chancellor for science
and technology of the Duke University
Medical Center, a position he started
in 2005. And he learned that people’s
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Dr. Peter Agre, right, and his son Clarke paddle the Boundary Waters
expectations of him had grown exponentially. “One sad
reality is that the expectations are enormously large, and
there’s no way I can fulfill them,” Dr. Agre said.
In other ways, however, the Nobel Prize did not change
Dr. Agre at all. “It makes your day, but it doesn’t change
your perspective,” he said. “I still have all the personal
anxieties I always had.”
Dr. Agre quickly realized that being a Nobel laureate
offered him a bully pulpit. Outside the laboratory, he is
especially interested in promoting science education in
public schools, something he sees as critical to America’s
future. In fact, education
was a major theme of his
Nobel acceptance speech.
“Lack of scientific fundamentals causes people to
make foolish decisions
about issues such as the
toxicity of chemicals, the
efficacy of medicines, the
changes in the global
climate,” he told his
Stockholm audience.
“Our single greatest
defense against scientific
ignorance is education,
and early in the life of
every scientist, the child’s
first interest was sparked
by a teacher.”
Or by a Scout leader. Dr. Agre said, “The outdoors is an
amazing laboratory with real plants and animals and
changes in weather. While much more can be done,
Scouting already offers opportunities found nowhere else.”
Among those opportunities, of course, is the chance to
go camping—whether at the local Scout camp or in the
Boundary Waters. “I think that kids who grow up and
never go camping, it’s like they went to high school and
never got art or music,” Dr. Agre said. “There’s something
missing, and I’m sorry about that.”
Dr. Agre sometimes gets the chance to congratulate new
Eagle Scouts on their
accomplishment. When
he does, he always talks
about the evening when
he and his brother, Jim,
received their Eagle
Scout badges in a joint
ceremony. “I tell them
that that was a night I
will never forget,” he
said. “The Nobel was
cool, but being an Eagle
Scout was cool. That was
just as cool.”
Dr. Peter Agre, center, with his family at the 2003 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony
in Stockholm, Sweden
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In Brief
Keeping NESA Members Informed of Scouting’s News
Featured Eagle Loses Battle With Cancer
Derek Slinger
Eagle Scout Derek Slinger, whose story was featured in the
Spring 2005 Eagletter, died August 13, 2006, after a three-year
battle with cancer.
It was Derek’s illness that first brought him to national prominence. After being in and out of the hospital for more than a year,
Derek decided that his Eagle Scout leadership service project would
be to create a coloring book for patients at Children’s Mercy
Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. He started the project, but his
illness forced him to put his plans on hold.
With help from a local group called the Elves of Christmas Present
and 14 cartoonists from Universal Press Syndicate, 20,000 of
Derek’s coloring books were distributed to children’s hospitals
around the country. The very first copy
was delivered to Derek on Christmas
Eve 2004, along with an even better
present: his Eagle Scout badge.
At its 2005 National Annual
Meeting, the Boy Scouts of America
honored Derek during the National
Eagle Scout Association’s Americanism/
Duty to Country Breakfast.
Fourteen nationally known cartoonists
put their talents to work to help Derek
achieve his Eagle Scout Award, including
Paul Gilligan, who draws the cartoon
“Pooch Café.”
Planning Begins
for New Boy Scout
The Boy Scouts of America is
planning to release a new edition
of the Boy Scout Handbook in early
2010, when the BSA will be celebrating its centennial. The Boy
Scout Division is soliciting feedback on the current edition of
the handbook and suggestions
for the new version. If you have
ideas, send them to Joe Glasscock,
Boy Scout Division, Boy Scouts
of America, 1325 W. Walnut Hill
Lane, P.O. Box 152079, Irving,
TX 75015-2079.
Council Eagle
Local councils, keep NESA
informed of your Eagle Scout
recognitions—Eagle plaza,
Eagle wall, Eagle flagpole, etc.
—so we can highlight them in
coming issues and share ideas
among councils.
Send your information to
Terry Lawson, NESA, Boy Scouts
of America, P.O. Box 152079,
Irving, TX 75015-2079, or e-mail
[email protected] Photos are
encouraged, but we are unable to
return them.
Jamboree Scouts Plan Fiftieth Reunion
The 21st World Scout Jamboree in England—which marks the 100th anniversary of Scouting—
will include a reunion of Scouts who attended the 9th World Scout Jamboree 50 years ago.
Dubbed Reunion ’57, the event seeks to reunite some of the 30,000 Scouts from 90 countries who
participated in the 1957 event, as well as Scouts, Scouters, and ordinary citizens who were day visitors.
From July 27 through August 7, 2007, participants can sign up for three-day Reunion ’57 tours.
Each tour includes visits to Gilwell Park, to the 2007 World Scout Jamboree, and to the site of the
1957 World Scout Jamboree. The cost is £399 per person (roughly $750) and includes a welcome
packet, overnight accommodations, and all visits, meals, and travel by coach bus.
For more information about Reunion ’57 and the 2007 World Scout Jamboree, visit
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Eagle to Care for Iditarod Dogs
Eagle Scout Dr. Steve Bowen of El Centro, California, will
serve as one of about 35 veterinarians from around the
world at the 2007 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, which begins
March 3, 2007. The 1,100-mile race from Anchorage to Nome,
Alaska, commemorates a heroic 1925 effort by mushers to
deliver diphtheria serum to Nome.
As an Iditarod veterinarian, Dr. Bowen will move from
checkpoint to checkpoint monitoring and caring for some
of the 1,300 dogs competing in the race. He will spend three
weeks in the Alaskan wilderness.
Dr. Bowen is a member of the BSA’s National Advancement
Committee and has been instrumental in the recent revisions
of the Veterinary Medicine and Dog Care merit badge pamphlets,
among others. He recently was named a Distinguished Alumnus
of the University of Georgia.
Eagle Scout Dr. Steve Bowen, right, performs a physical on an Iditarod
racing dog before the 2006 race.
Author Explores Legacy of Eagle Scouts
Eagle Scout Alvin Townley wondered what impact the Eagle
Scout award has on the young men who earn it—and what
impact they in turn have on America. To find out, he quit
his job, sold his house, and traveled the country for a year
interviewing Eagle Scouts.
The result of Townley’s quest—his “second Eagle Scout
project,” as he calls it—is his book Legacy of Honor:
The Values and Influence of America’s Eagle Scouts, which
is out this month from Thomas Dunne Books, a division
of St. Martin’s Press.
Townley’s book is full of profiles of well-known Eagle
Scouts, ranging from World War II Gen. Robert Scott to
Jim Lovell of Apollo 13 to Treasury Secretary Hank Paulsen.
But just as interesting are the profiles of Eagle Scouts
you might never have heard of, men young and old who
credit Scouting with teaching them the values of character,
leadership, and service.
Legacy of Honor offers both celebration and challenge.
As Townley says in the book, “You cannot meet these Eagles,
hear their words, and see what they have accomplished
without feeling slightly inadequate, at least at first. I eventually
realized that these examples and perspectives were reminders,
not benchmarks. They are thousands—and millions—of
instances that show us that the principles of our younger days
never expire.”
Chief Scout Executive Roy L. Williams, left, greets keynote speaker
and Eagle Scout Keith Garman at the National Scouting Museum’s
2006 Eagle Heritage Celebration.
Scouting Museum Honors Eagle Scouts
This past August, hundreds of Eagle Scouts descended on
the National Scouting Museum for the 2006 Eagle Heritage
Celebration. Eagle Scouts received free admission all week,
as well as gift bags containing such commemorative items as
a pen, a hat pin, and—in keeping with Scouting tradition—
a pocket patch.
The kickoff event on August 12 featured remarks by Chief
Scout Executive Roy L. Williams and a keynote address by Eagle
Scout Keith Garman, who is planning a four-year exploration
of the Tibetan high plateau.
Eagle Scouts who participated in the Eagle Heritage Celebration
were invited to sign the 2006 Eagle Scout banner, which became
part of the museum’s permanent collection. They also enjoyed
a special display of the NASA mission patches worn by 39 Eagle
Scout astronauts.
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Awards and Recognitions
Eagle Scouts just seem to shine, even after reaching the top honor in Scouting.
They continue to strive for new heights, and accolades naturally seem to follow.
Dale Curtis Arney, Middleburg, Florida,
received a bachelor’s degree in aerospace
engineering from Georgia Institute of
Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.
Brock P. Bailey, Liberty, South Carolina,
received a master of science degree in
physical education from Emporia State
University, Emporia, Kansas.
Jon E. Berg, Gainesville,
Florida, received a bachelor
of science degree, cum laude,
in wildlife ecology and conservation from the University
of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
Brock D. Bierman, Great
Falls, Virginia, received the
Republic of Moldova’s Medal
of Civic Merit.
Bruce B. Butler Jr.,
Groveland, Florida, received
a bachelor of science degree
in criminal justice from
Florida A&M University,
Tallahassee, Florida.
Peter Daut, Placentia, California, received
a bachelor of arts degree in political
science and broadcast journalism from
the University of Southern California,
Los Angeles, California.
John Denecke, Milwaukee,
Wisconsin, is a member of
the Million Dollar Round
Table, the premier association
of financial professionals.
Kyle Peter Detke, Grand
Forks, North Dakota, received
a bachelor of arts degree in
psychology and sociology
from the University of
Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.
Thomas Gary Duke Jr.,
Grayson, Georgia, received
a master of divinity degree
from Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary,
Louisville, Kentucky.
Dustin C. Ferris, Chicora, Pennsylvania,
received a bachelor of science degree in
mathematics from Duquesne University,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Joseph Patrick Fuerte,
Federal Way, Washington,
received a master of science
degree in engineering
technology from Central
Washington University,
Ellensburg, Washington.
Brian Galbreath, Coal City, Illinois,
received a bachelor of arts degree in radio
and television from Southern Illinois
University, Carbondale, Illinois.
Charles R. Gaver Jr.,
Hagerstown, Maryland,
received a bachelor of
science degree in chemistry
from Gettysburg College,
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Kipp Glaze, Dalton, Georgia,
received a bachelor of arts
degree in fine art from
Adelphi University, Long
Island, New York.
Dr. Nicholas D. Gruenwald,
LaSalle, Illinois, received a
doctorate of medicine degree
from Loyola University
Chicago Stritch School of
Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.
Stuart Haslup, Lawrenceville,
Georgia, received a bachelor
of science degree in computer
information systems from
Georgia State University,
Atlanta, Georgia.
James Robert Hill, Aurora,
Illinois, received a bachelor
of science degree in
mechanical engineering
from Northern Illinois
University, Dekalb, Illinois.
John Robert Kubera, Longmeadow,
Massachusetts, received a bachelor of
fine arts degree in graphic design from
Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont.
Matthew Reed Lovick,
Kinston, North Carolina,
received a bachelor of
science degree in aerospace
engineering from the
U.S. Naval Academy,
Annapolis, Maryland.
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Awards and Recognitions
Eagle Scouts just seem to shine, even after reaching the top honor in Scouting.
They continue to strive for new heights, and accolades naturally seem to follow.
James P. Planey, Glenview,
Illinois, received a bachelor
of arts degree in psychology
from Illinois Wesleyan
University, Bloomington,
Craig Pratka, Yaphank,
New York, received a
bachelor of science degree
in information technology
from Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute, Troy, New York.
Bernard R. Queneau,
New Rochelle, New York,
received the Eagle Award in
1928 and was honored at
Old Belmontians’ Day at
Belmont Mill Hill Preparatory
School, London, England.
Marc Andrew Rodriquez,
Granada Hills, California,
received a bachelor of science
degree in biochemistry from
the University of California,
Los Angeles, California.
Blake Allen Schaeffer,
Raleigh, North Carolina,
received a doctor of philosophy degree in marine, earth,
and atmospheric science
from North Carolina
State University, Raleigh,
North Carolina.
Todd Sisson, Kaufman, Texas,
received a bachelor of science
degree in psychology from
University of the South,
Sewanee, Tennessee.
Arek William Smith, Seaford,
Delaware, received a bachelor
of engineering degree in
electrical engineering,
mathematics, and philosophy
from Vanderbilt University,
Nashville, Tennessee.
Charles A. Spitz,
Morganville, New Jersey,
received the Military
Outstanding Volunteer
Service Medal for his support
of the Monmouth Council,
Boy Scouts of America.
Thomas Patrick Stanton Jr.,
Lisbon, Maine, received a
bachelor of arts degree
in criminology from the
University of Southern
Maine, Portland, Maine,
and has been accepted to
the Golden Key International
Honour Society.
Bryan T. Tierney, Gilbert,
Arizona, received a bachelor
of science degree in business
administration from the
University of Arizona,
Tucson, Arizona.
Kyle P. Tierney, Gilbert,
Arizona, received a bachelor
of arts degree in political
science and a bachelor of
science degree in psychology
from the University of
Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
Dr. Brian F. Veale, DeSoto,
Texas, received a doctor
of philosophy degree in
computer science from the
University of Oklahoma,
Norman, Oklahoma.
David Michael Wilson,
Hamilton Square, New Jersey,
received a bachelor of arts
degree in East Asian studies
and economics from Harvard
University, Cambridge,
Scott Alan Winterroth,
Carpentersville, Illinois,
received a bachelor of arts
degree in communication
studies from Northern Illinois
University, Dekalb, Illinois.
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For God and Country
Many young men exchange their Scout uniforms for fatigues, dress blues,
or battle dress uniforms. The National Eagle Scout Association salutes
Eagle Scouts who are currently serving in our nation’s armed forces.
1] Sgt. 1st Class Darrell Adams, U.S. Army, has retired after 20 years of active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army.
2] Lance Cpl. Joseph Ammer, U.S. Marine Corps, is serving at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
3] Staff Sgt. Steven Ammer, U.S. Marine Corps, is serving in Anderson, South Carolina.
4] Petty Officer 1st Class Walter S. Anderson, U.S. Coast Guard, is stationed at Training Center Petaluma, California.
5] Ensign James G. Angerman, U.S. Navy, is attending flight school at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.
6] Airman 1st Class Will K. Bernath, U.S. Air Force, is stationed at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
7] Lance Cpl. Colin N. Bradford, U.S. Marine Corps, is serving with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 25th Marines, at Camp Fallujah, Iraq.
8] Capt. James R. Brown, U.S. Navy, has assumed command of Naval Air Station Key West, Florida.
9] 1st Lt. Joseph E. Butters, U.S. Air Force, is serving with the 85th Flying Training Squadron at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
10] Lance Cpl. Christopher L. Cabal, U.S. Marine Corps, is serving at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California.
11] Pfc. Robert Clason, U.S. Army, is serving in the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
12] 2nd Lt. James A. Divine, U.S. Air Force, received a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy,
Colorado Springs, Colorado.
13] Lt. Cmdr. Eric Fretz, U.S. Navy, has returned from the Persian Gulf and received the Navy Commendation Medal.
14] 2nd Lt. Ryan P. Gardner, U.S. Army, is stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
15] 2nd Lt. Jonathan Godwin, Army National Guard, is serving with the 514th Military Police Company, Winterville, North Carolina.
16] Petty Officer 3rd Class Collin Hague, U.S. Navy, is assigned to the USS Boxer at Naval Station San Diego, California.
17] Lance Cpl. Jolen Hague, U.S. Marine Corps, is serving with the Anti-Terrorism Battalion in Baghdad, Iraq.
18] Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher M. Herby, U.S. Navy, is serving on USS Ronald Reagan, based in San Diego, California.
2nd Lt. William G. Hillis, Army National Guard, is serving with the Armored Cavalry stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
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19] Senior Airman John B. Hoff, U.S. Air Force, is assigned to the 183rd Fighter Wing,
Springfield, Illinois, deployed to Balad Air Base, Iraq.
20] 2nd Lt. Steven James, U.S. Air Force, received a bachelor’s degree in astrophysics
from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
21] Ensign Brett J. Jasionowski, U.S. Coast Guard, is serving on the USS Leyte Gulf,
based in Norfolk, Virginia.
22] Airman 1st Class Aaron M. Jones, U.S. Air Force, is stationed at Lackland Air
Force Base, Texas.
23] Seaman Apprentice Cory Kennedy, U.S. Navy, is stationed at the Naval Nuclear
Power Training Command, Goose Creek, South Carolina.
24] Spc. Erik C. Kimes-Jolly, U.S. Army, is serving with 1016th Quartermaster Company,
Tallil, Iraq.
25] 2nd Lt. Michael B. Lebovitz, U.S. Air Force, received a bachelor of science degree in foreign area studies from the U.S. Air Force Academy,
Colorado Springs, Colorado.
26] Airman Andrew J. Makuch, U.S. Air Force, is serving with 818th Global Mobility Readiness Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey.
27] Airman Andrew McIntosh, U.S. Air Force, is attending explosive ordnance disposal training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
28] Seaman Ramon E. Mercado, U.S. Navy, is stationed at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois.
29] Spc. Eric Nazimuddin, U.S. Army, is serving a second tour of duty in Iraq.
30] Ensign Joseph E. Palchak, U.S. Navy, is assigned to the USS Bunker Hill, based in San Diego, California.
31] 2nd Lt. Calvin E. Parsons Jr., U.S. Marine Corps, received a bachelor of science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.
32] 2nd Lt. Marvin E. Polk III, U.S. Army, is stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.
33] Ensign Andrew D. Pritchett, U.S. Coast Guard, Moultrie, Georgia, received a bachelor of science degree in naval architecture and marine
engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut.
Sgt. Andrew T. Rathburn, U.S. Army, is serving a second tour of duty in Iraq.
34] Ensign Brian J. Robinson, U.S. Navy, is assigned to the U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, California.
35] 2nd Lt. Cyril D. Sack, U.S. Army, received a bachelor of science degree from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York.
36] Ensign James W. Schall, U.S. Navy, received a bachelor of science degree in economics from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland,
and has been selected for naval flight school at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.
37] Ensign James E. Sheets, U.S. Navy, received a bachelor of science degree in political science from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.
38] Ensign Steven D. Welch, U.S. Coast Guard, is serving on Coast Guard Cutter Thetis based in Key West, Florida.
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Eagle Scouting Is a Family Affair
Delano family,
Richmond, Va.
(From left) Philip
J. Delano (2005),
Robert B. Delano
Jr. (1971)
Akright family, Overland Park, Kans.
(Back row, from left) Dr. Bruce Akright
(1970), Brent Akright (1974),
Brad Akright (1978); (front row, from left)
Andy Akright (2001), Danny Akright
(2005), Tim Akright (1999)
Brunick family, Watertown, S.D.
(From left) James Brunick (1991),
Jonathan Brunick (1997), Jason Brunick
(1996), Justin Brunick (2006), Jerod
Brunick (2004), Joshua Brunick (2001),
Joel Brunick (1994)
Collins family, Clarence, N.Y.
(From left) Christopher C. Collins
(1964), Cameron C. Collins (2006)
Arthur family, Metairie, La.
(From left) Jett C. Arthur (1936),
Trevor Shane Tilley (2006)
Baker family, Southwick, Mass.
(From left) Stephen M. Baker (2006),
David M. Baker (1974)
Cruikshank family, Mukwonago, Wis.
(From left) James Michael Cruikshank
(2005), John Samuel Cruikshank (2003),
Dwight P. Cruikshank (1962),
Mark Andrew Cruikshank (1997)
Dickie family, Imperial Beach, Calif.
(From left) Christopher J. Dickie (2002),
Irving G. Dickie (1941)
Ebert family, Las Vegas, Nev.
(From left) Chase Devlin Ebert (2005),
Dr. Charles D. Ebert III (1952)
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Eidsaune family, Dayton, Ohio
(From left) David Eidsaune (1973),
Mark Eidsaune (2005)
Finn family, Chicago, Ill.
(From left) Charles Finn (1949),
Christopher McCole (2003), Tim McCole
(2006), Peter Finn (1981), Douglas Finn
(1977), Mark Koch (1973)
Gerstenlauer family, Rochester Hills, Mich.
(From left) Nicholas A. Gerstenlauer
(2002), G. Michael Gerstenlauer (1970),
Alexander R. Gerstenlauer (2002)
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Henkelman family, Malabar, Fla.
(From left) Daniel M. Henkelman (2003),
Andrew T. Henkelman (2006),
John R. Henkelman Jr. (1972),
John R. Henkelman III (2001)
Houts family, Everett, Wash.
(From left) Rob Houts (1971), Chris Houts
(1979), Tony Houts (2006), Wally Houts
(1945), Chuck Houts (1977), Rick Houts
Hyre family, Syracuse, N.Y.
(From left) William Arden Hyre (1982),
Benjamin Kent Hyre (2006), William
White Hyre, Shane Douglas Hyre
(2003), Bradford Joseph Hyre (1971)
Kovalenko family, Holladay, Utah
(Back row, from left) Michael V. Kovalenko
(1974), Nicholas V. Kovalenko (1973);
(front row, from left) Christopher Michael
Kovalenko (2004), Dr. Vigil N. Kovalenko
(1949), Peter N. Kovalenko (2006)
Long family, Newnan, Ga,
(From left) James R. Long (2002),
Samuel Q. Long (2004), Charles A. Long
(2004), John C. Long (2006)
Messier family, Fredericksburg, Va.
(From left) Douglas A. Messier Jr. (2004),
Douglas A. Messier Sr. (1971)
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Eagle Scouting Is a Family Affair
O’Donnell family, Fairfax, Va.
(From left) Capt. Brendan J. O’Donnell,
U.S. Navy (1966); 2nd Lt. Daniel J.
O’Donnell, U.S. Army (2000); Lt. Sean M.
O’Donnell, U.S. Navy (1994); Capt.
Brendan N. O’Donnell, U.S. Air Force (1992)
Roedel family, Kennesaw, Ga.
(From left) Shaun Roedel (1982),
Justin Roedel (2006), Jakob Roedel (2004)
Records family, Deer Park, Texas
(From left) Timothy William Records
(2006), Arthur Russell Records (1973)
Wehner family, Dickinson, N.D.
(From left) Darryl Wehner (1975),
Brandon Wehner (2001),
Ryan Ziegler (2005)
Rice family, Lexington, Ky.
(From left) Lucien H. Rice (1951),
David L. Rice (1981), M. Carol Rice
Willis family, Windsor, Va.
(From left) Richard Andrew Powell
(2006), Larry R. Willis (1958),
Joseph Willis Powell (2006)
Wimpenny family, Eagan, Minn.
(From left) Peter Discenza (1963),
Patrick Discenza (2006),
Arthur Wimpenny (1947)
Wynne family, Randolph, N.J.
(From left) Brian Thomas Wynne (2006),
Michael Christopher Wynne (1971),
Michael Christopher Wynne Jr. (2002)
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‘Eagle Court of Honor’ Prints Available
Own a piece of nostalgia painted by official
Boy Scouts of America artist Joseph Csatari
Signed and numbered prints of Joseph Csatari’s painting “Eagle Court of Honor” are now
available for purchase through the National Eagle Scout Association. These limited-edition
lithographs are printed on acid-free, pH-neutral cover stock. The prints ship in heavy-duty
mailing tubes to ensure their arrival in mint condition.
The 1,000 signed and numbered prints, which come with a certificate of authenticity,
cost $149 each. About 500 unsigned prints are available for $60 each. Shipping charges
are included in the price.
To order your Eagle Court of Honor prints, complete and mail this form to:
National Eagle Scout Association, S220
Boy Scouts of America
1325 W. Walnut Hill Lane
P.O. Box 152079
Irving, TX 75015-2079
Or fax the form to 972-580-2399.
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Please allow two to four weeks for shipment of your prints.
Submission Guidelines
All submissions to the Eagletter are published at the discretion of
the staff and may be edited for content and space. Please include a
telephone number and e-mail address with each submission.
We cannot publish previously copyrighted material, including
newspaper articles and professional photographs. Note: Many
studio-type portraits, including school photos, are copyrighted
and may not be reproduced without express written permission
from the photography studio.
Here are a few guidelines for submitting your items. Submissions
that do not follow these guidelines or that are not verifiable might
not be published.
Feature Stories. Your ideas are always welcome. Send a synopsis
of your story idea to [email protected], and include a telephone
number where you may be reached for more information.
Awards and Recognitions. The Eagle Scout Award is an elite
Scouting accomplishment, and the Eagletter is written by and for
Eagle Scouts. Please submit only nationally recognized awards and
extraordinary accomplishments for consideration, and remember
to include any information that could help us verify the award,
including the Eagle’s full name, birth date, unit number, and city
and state where the award was earned. For Eagles who receive
four-year university and college degrees, please include the full
name and city of the institution, as well as the degree and major.
We will not publish such items as high school graduations
and scholarships.
Eagle Scouting Is a Family Affair. Family photos must show two
or more generations of Eagle Scouts or an extraordinary number
of siblings who are all Eagles. Uniformed Scouts must be properly
attired. For verification, include each Eagle’s full name and year
of Eagle Award, as well as a principal city and state for the family.
Where the Eagle Scouts pictured have multiple surnames, please
provide the family relation.
We regret that we cannot run photos of a troop’s Eagle class.
Send your submissions to:
Eagletter, S220, Boy Scouts of America
1325 W. Walnut Hill Lane, P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079
[email protected]
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In Cherished Remembrance
Robert S. S. Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, taught Scout
trailblazers to make a simple trail sign, a circle with a dot in
the middle, to indicate that they had gone home. The following
Eagle Scouts blazed many trails for us to follow, and now they, too,
have gone home.
Thomas Earl Bolick
Raleigh, North Carolina
Eagle: 2003
Death: July 1, 2006
Kevin J. McCormick
Katy, Texas
Eagle: 1968
Death: July 8, 2005
Lawrence Lee Boyers
Benton Harbor, Michigan
Eagle: 1950
Death: April 8, 2006
Robert W. Murphy III
Saddle Brook, New Jersey
Eagle: 1995
Death: May 9, 2006
Robert B. Carleson
Washington, D.C.
Eagle: 1931
Death: April 21, 2006
Nathanial Andrew
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Eagle: 1999
Death: July 7, 2004
Frank C. Finney
Cranford, New Jersey
Eagle: 1951
Death: February 18, 2006
Jonas Benjamin Nyberg
Joshua Tree, California
Eagle: 2002
Death: May 13, 2006
G. Gahr Finney
Cranford, New Jersey
Eagle: 1947
Death: November 3, 2005
Albert John Herbrank Jr.
Graham, Washington
Eagle: 1951
Death: June 3, 2006
George B. Lykens Jr.
Spring City, Pennsylvania
Eagle: 1934
Death: May 21, 2006
Spc. Justin O’Donohoe,
U.S. Army
San Diego, California
Eagle: 1996
Death: May 5, 2006
Paul J. Scherschel Jr.
Reno, Nevada
Eagle: 1943
Death: March 22, 2006
Dr. John P. Utz
Naples, Florida
Eagle: 1938
Death: April 4, 2006
In memory of
Norman R. Dahl
from Mrs. Mildred
Dahl, Downers
Grove, Illinois.
Living Memorials
Just as local councils do, the National
Eagle Scout Scholarship Endowment
accepts tax‑deductible contributions in
memory of deceased Eagle Scouts or
in tribute to Eagle Scout achievers.
Contributions may be sent to the
NESA Director, S220, Boy Scouts
of America, 1325 W. Walnut Hill Lane,
P.O. Box 152079, Irving, Texas 75015‑2079.
Please mark the envelope “Personal and
Confidential,” make the check payable to
NESA, and mark the check: “In memory of
(name of person)” or “In tribute to
(name of person).”
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New NESA Life Members
Christopher William Aaron
Bradley Scott Abell
John Hall Absher Jr.
Christopher Lee Adams
Scott Owen Ahlborn
Austin Michael Akervik
Darius Russell Alam
Thomas Edward Albany
Vance Lee Albaugh
Brian J. Albe
Michael James Aldinger
Adam Charles Alfasso
Marshall Ryan
Ragnvald Alford
Andrew L. Allen
Harry E. Allen III
Anthony N. Almeyda
Seth Joseph Alson
Joshua Richard Alston
Robert Michael Altenau
Max Adam Altman
Samuel Allison Amos
Aaron W. Anderson
Brian David Anderson
George F. Anderson
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it” to achieve his Eagle rank—and had some
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