Welcome To A New Eagle
Eagle Scout candidate [ Scout's name ], as a representative of the Eagle Scouts of the _____________ Council, I welcome you to the brotherhood of Eagle Scouts. Barely more than 2 percent of the boys who enter Scouting achieve what you have been recognized for tonight. The requirements are demanding, but fair, requiring perseverance and ability.
I am not here to talk of your past accomplishments, which are great, but of your future opportunities. I received my Eagle Award, more than ______ years ago, and in those years it has continually enriched my life. It is now yours. When you attend a Scouting function, Scouters will recognize you as a doer, and you will be standing as an equal among leaders.
Your Eagle Award will go far beyond Scouting itself. When you apply to a college or apply for a good job, Eagle Scout on your application helps. I know, because it helped me.
More than that, the things you have done, the leadership and character you have developed, will stand you in better than a certificate and a piece of ribbon in a frame. You will have opportunities to be of service to others, through your school, your work, and through Scouting, because you know what you can accomplish.
In the years to come, you will casually meet men who are Eagles too, there will be an instant bond of comradeship. For you have each shared a common experience. You each know the other can be trusted, as a friend and as a brother Scout. The comradeship among Eagles extends throughout the nation, yes even around the world. For the rest of your life Scout [ Scout's name ], you travel as a marked man, an Eagle Scout!!