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.
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 weird...no Scouts for the first time, barring illness, in 9 years. Wow.
End of the line.