Eric describes his service as the ability to “dig a great latrine”. But I know better. He has lived a life of philanthropy that started from his days as a scouter. He is one of ten brothers who received their Eagle Scout Awards. That is not a small achievement! Can you imagine how many hours of service was performed by his mother in order to make this happen?!
Eric lives a life reflective of the scout oath – doing his duty to God, country and the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
Eric just walked in and saw me typing this up. He said, “Oh don’t put all that. I haven’t pushed an old lady down today. It’s a good day”.
I’m posting Eric’s painting, Camp Eagle’s Nest. He painted this to reflect his love of the scouting program. This is one of the paintings that can be studied for a long time. You can find vignettes of activity surrounding different merit badges. There are also personal references such as ten hidden eagles (he and his brothers) and playful gingerbread cookies that represent our children and the Gingerbread House Festival that he later donated to the Boy Scouts, Utah National Parks Council. There are personal names and initials in the painting as well as an image of my Dad (avid scouter) sitting next to Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the scout movement.
This gallery contains 5 photos.