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Elder Eagles

In addition to our Eagle Scouts, we also need to recognize our Eagle Scouters. Remember that once you achieve the rank of Eagle Scout, you are ALWAYS an Eagle Scout. Scouters, if you would like to be added to this page, please send the following information to the Troops Historian.
  1. Approximate year (if you prefer privacy, you can give a decade here :)
  2. What your project was (one-line is ok)
  3. Your Troop # and Council
  4. Were your parents involved with scouting, and are there any other Eagles in your family (Dad, siblings, uncles, etc.)? I'm not sure I'll publish this, but I'm curious for my own research.
  5. What has being an Eagle done for you?

Wayne Polonio

  1. 1985
  2. Habitat improvement for endangered species
  3. Troop 232 in Monterey Bay Area Council
  4. No  
  5. Early leadership development and a foundation for service.  Kept me out of trouble

Mike Lopez

  1. 6/26/89
  2. Built a section of a nature trail around the lake at John F. McInnis Park in San Rafael, CA.  The trail is still there at 38° 1.413'N 122° 31.198'W.
  3. BSA Troop 23, Marin Council, CA
  4. My mother was the Troop Committee Chair.  I was the first Boy Scout in my family.
  5. Being an Eagle Scout played a large role in my acceptance to the United States Naval Academy.  My grades and other activities in high school were good, but the selection committee told me that what put my application over the line was my Eagle Scout award.

Doug Dickerson

  1. 1984
  2. Rejuvenated historic block of downtown Tallassee, Ala, by repairing, cleaning and painting abandoned storefronts. Project was key to showing off the town for Chamber of Commerce's new business recruitment.
  3. Troop 136, Tukabatchee
  4. Dad was Scoutmaster; Mom troop treasurer. Uncle was awarded First Class  by Lord Baden Powell. Brother is Eagle, as are three of my nephews.
  5. Developed leadership skills, project management, entrepreneurship, etc

Jamie Issac

  1. 1984
  2. Built 3 log check dams to foster trout breeding habitat
  3. Troop 499 in the Denver Area Council
  4. Yes. My father and grandfather both achieved eagle. My father was an active scout and leader for the majority of his life, including serving in the following roles: camp staff for multiple summers, cubmaster, scoutmaster, and most recently an advisor at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree.
  5. Fostered a love of the outdoors; instilled personal values and an appreciation for setting and meeting goals.

John Houser

  1. 1987
  2. Improvemnents to a local Fire Station
  3. Troop 368.  General Green Council (Old North State now)
  4. No
  5. Introduced me to leadership and also taught me the importance of teamwork.  Perseverance and cemented the 12 points of the Scout Law to me for life.

Chris Dole

  1. 1978 (just three days before my 18th birthday J)
  2. Was intended to plant trees, but someone had already done that about 10 years earlier and planted them too close together, so they suggested that I chop down trees instead (to thin them out) and use the downed trees to make an animal shelter in a field. I recall one ASM with a machete who was quite instrumental in downing a lot of trees. One or two swipes is all it took. He had four scouts dedicated just to his work team to drag off the trees as he downed them like Paul Bunyan. So, it was fun to help Eric Salgado with his project where he actually got to plant trees J
  3. Troop 163 (now defunct) in the Greater Cleveland Council (Ohio)
  4. My parents were both involved. My father served on committee and as an MD volunteered to give all the boys their physicals. My mother brought food for the entire troop on visitor’s night at summer camp, usually chili, and helped organize the Court of Honor events. All three of my older brothers are Eagles.
  5. Being an Eagle got me this really cool blue neckerchief for some obscure troop 212 somewhere in NC.

John Shaw

  1. 1975 
  2. Project was lining up several merit badge counselors for an inner-city troop just getting started (different Eagle Project requirements back then…)
  3. Troop 17, Mecklenburg County (NC) Council
  4. Dad was involved (driving/occasionally going on my troop's camping trips, and was First Class as a scout in late 1940s. His oldest brother was Eagle, his next-older brother dropped out around 2nd or 1st Class.
  5. Being an Eagle has opened doors that I wasn't aware were there (and probably some doors that I still haven't recognized were there.)  It also established a code of personal conduct and a set of standards that I have lived by for the past 40 years, one since supplanted by (and now supplementing) the code of being a commissioned officer.