My Experience Being of Boy Scout Essay
I started my scouting career when I was in first grade as I joined Cub Scouts in Bellevue, Iowa. After one year in Bellevue, I transferred to Pack 65 because I had relatives in Troop 69 and I was the only kid my age in my group in Bellevue. I never really enjoyed Cub Scouts that much because we did basically the same thing every time and there wasn’t much option on what to do. I think that is why I like Boy Scouts much better, because of the option on what I want to do and to do what interests me.
When I first joined Troop 69, I did not know many people and I did not know anything about what the Boy Scouts did. As I got older and spent more time around scouting in campouts and meetings, I realized that I enjoyed being a part of this environment and that this is where I wanted to be. With more experience, came more responsibility as I took on bigger positions of responsibility. In my years as a Boy Scout, I have served as Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader, and Troop Guide.
My favorite out of these positions was serving as Senior Patrol Leader because it was an eye-opening experience. I never realized the amount of responsibility and work that being the Senior Patrol Leader involved. Although it was a lot of work, it was cool to get the experience of making sure everybody was moving along and getting stuff done that needed to be done.
As I am finishing up Boy Scouts, I have started to think about my future and what I want to do for the rest of my life. In the future, I would like to have a nice house with a steady job and eventually a family. Before I do any of these things, I need to go to college and finish my education. As of now, I have been accepted into Northeastern Iowa Community College and plan to spend 2 years there to get my general education courses done. After those two years, I plan on transferring to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to get my bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. I believe that my time in scouting will help me stand apart from others in this profession and will help me to stay the path to get what I want out of this job. In doing my eagle scout project, I learned that I like to be able to take something from my mind and make it real.
After finishing Boy Scouts, I would like to stay involved in volunteering and participating in service. I learned in scouting that you don’t always have to do something big to help because if a lot of people just do something small then it will add up. I learned to be trustworthy, helpful, and friendly and to help people because it is the right thing to do. I think that volunteer work is very rewarding and you get something accomplished that makes everyone happy and makes something better that can be improved.
In the end, I know that my days in the Scouting program are limited but I have enjoyed every minute of it and I am glad I made that decision to join Cub Scouts. I will always remember my time in scouting and will use many things that I have learned for the rest of my life. I want to have a great impact on the world and leave everything better than I found it.