Eagle Scout Helps Us Respect the Flag
“No man ever steps into the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.” said Heraclitus. This quote perfectly exemplifies how my life has been changed because of Scouting. Scouting has propelled me into achieving many accomplishments not just in scouting but in academics and personal development. To begin I joined the Cub Scouts and steadily progressed through the ranks, eventually achieving the rank of Webelo and encouraging me to cross over to the Boy Scouts. From there it was onward and upward, learning scouting characteristics and applying them to my everyday life. The Boy Scouts’ highest rank is the Eagle Scout. This rank is more than just a badge, it is an accomplishment that will follow you throughout the rest of your life. To achieve this rank, you must do an Eagle Project -- a project that the scout is in charge of and that will benefit the community. My eagle project was a flag collection system in Euclid. The flag stations are placed in public areas like the library, City Hall and churches. The flags will be collected and taken to proper places where the flag can be retired with respect.
Steven Savanick is a parishioner at Our Lady of the Lake