Oldest Eagle Scout Minute
This Minute is meant for Boy Scouts.
How old do you think the oldest person was to receive his Eagle Scout rank?
A boy joined the Cub Scouts in 1928. Over the next few years, he moved on to Boy Scouts and fulfilled all the requirements for his Eagle rank. But, then something called World War Two happened and he joined the Navy, putting his country's needs before his own.
When he returned from war, he put his family's needs before his own and raised his children.
As an old man, looking through his childhood objects, he located his Eagle Scout documents.
In the summer of 2007, he was finally awarded his Eagle Scout rank, at the age of 88 years.
Now, don't expect to receive your Eagle when you're 88 - you have to finish before you turn 18. But, this man had put Scout Spirit to work in his life - duty to his country and others before himself - so he was recognized for it.
He had earned Eagle as a young man. He hadn't received a medal or a certificate. He had taken the values and spirit of what it means to be an Eagle Scout to heart and lived it out. That is something we can all strive for, no matter our rank or age.