Eagle Scout Collection Unboxing With Den 9

When I got a call from a man in Georgia who wanted to sell a collection of Eagle Scout medals it was exciting. However, when he told me the full story I had to pause. His son was an Eagle Scout and this collection was something they were working on together with plans to help others by sharing it. Sadly his son was killed in a tragic accident and the passion to continue this project was too painful to continue. So he reached out to me having gotten to know about my Scouting journey through my email newsletters and videos. I am first and foremost a collector and I have a funny relationship with Eagle medals. I’ve never sold one. Every one that has come into my possession I still have over my 25 years of collecting, buying and selling. For me this collection will be the spark I need to organize, label and build a proper display for my Eagle Scout collection. So it was with his son in mind that when I got the box in the mail I took it to my Cub Scout den meeting in order to unbox it there. With my son looking on (to my left popping bubble wrap) I shared the collection and some words of inspiration with my den. Several of the boys have fathers who are Eagle Scouts and I think they appreciated the moment as well. I really believe that the obligation of a Scouting collector is to share the history with the next generation so the movement can continue for years to come.


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