Friday, January 15, 2010

Soaring with the Eagles....

Scouting is huge in our family. Steve is an Assistant Scout Master (4+ years) and I'm the Scout Advancement there was NO WAY Jeff could avoid scouting...not that he has ever wanted to. He's always loved scouts....loved going to scout camps....monthly campouts...and his favorite, the winter campouts...burrrrrr.

It all began in Cub Scouts.....(this is Jeff as a Bear (9 years old)......awwww....and he's still good friends with the 2 boys on both sides of him, Logan and Carson.

Jeff absolutely loved having his dad attending the campouts with him. The 2 of them have great fun together...and I have to say, Steve has enjoyed every moment too.

Having fun at a snow campout!

Just last September, Jeff earned his Eagle rank (a week after his 14th birthday). Steve and I scheduled Order of the Arrow to put on his Eagle Court of Honor on December 19th. He shared this special day with his good friend, Jake...who earned his Eagle a month after Jeff. They've been best friends since they were 4 and were even baptized on the same day when they were 8.
Jeff was inducted into OA a few months ago and looks forward to participating in this service organization.

Jeff, Jake and their Scout Master..and 11 year older leader, Jay Lunt.

We're proud of you've work hard and you deserve this! We love you!


Lisa said...

Great pictures. I'm glad you posted them because I had a sick boy and couldn't go. Good job Jeff!

Team Harris said...

What an awesome post! CONGRATULATIONS JEFF!! So timely that I should click on this post tonight. Our little Ethan turned 8 on Wednesday and today we turned in his cub scout application. He is so excited to begin his cub scout adventure!

Barbara said...

It was good to see these pictures, Teresa. I would have so liked to be there. When I saw the picture of Jeff "pinning" you, I got a lump in my throat. I remember that feeling as the Mom of my first Eagle Scout.