Sunday, January 6, 2013

Two for Two!

And then there were two...Eagle Scouts in the family! Today we celebrated Nicky's Eagle Scout award. He earned the award in August, but we had the Court of Honor today. A lot of work for a few hours, but it was worth it.

I didn't get a lot of pictures, as I was up front with the Eagle Scout most of the ceremony, but thanks go to my friends Monica and Jeff, who were taking pictures throughout. Grandpa was, too, but we haven't seen those pictures yet.

The opening flag ceremony, led by our friend Eli

Candle ceremony with Grant, Jeffrey, and Ricardo

Honor guard Diego and Matt bringing the Eagle candidate forward

Mom and Dad join Nicky for the awarding of the Eagle

 Mom pins the medal on...

Nicky presents Dad with his Dad's pin...

And Mom gets one as well.

Scoutmaster Albert presents Nicky with his Eagle neckerchief...

And that's it! Congratulations, Nicky!

Now for the awards...

Commander of the American Legion Jack Custis presents a Good Citizen award to Nicky.

Maryland State Senator (and President of the State Senate) Mike Miller presents a certificate on behalf of the Maryland Senate.

 Our sheriff, Mike Evans, presented a plaque and gave Nicky a salute.

Two of the five County Commissioners, along with their Scouting ambassador, presented their declaration.

Ambassador Linda Kelley, from the County Commissioners, presented a copy of the county flag with a flourish! Such a sight to see.

School Board member Tracy McGuire presented a proclamation.

 Scouting District Executive Wes Haynes said a few words and presented an Eagle belt buckle.

Hug from Mom was the best award! Ha.

The new Eagle Scout said a few words, thanking those on his journey.

 The happy family!


Goofy friends Drew and Diego


The table with the Cub Scout memorabilia...ah, good times...

Nicky and Mrs. Kelley...

Proud big brother JJ, wearing his Eagle Scout award for the big day

Nicky and JJ with their Uncle Kurt

Aunt Ginny and Uncle Wayne, in from Rhode Island

Grandma and Grandpa

The gang of friends...

It was a nice day. So much work! I'm glad it's done. 

So proud. So proud.

And tomorrow will be Scouts for the first time, barring illness, in 9 years. Wow.

End of the line.

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