Today is just one of those very special days, in which you cannot help but smile. And this story about 18-year-old James Calderwood from Chevy Chase, MD has me standing up and cheering for him, and certainly for his parents, too.
This young man has earned every single achievement badge the Boys Scouts of America can bestow, including one (for Atomic Energy) that is no longer offered. Mr. James Calderwood can proudly say he has achieved what rare, rare individuals have done. The BSA doesn’t even keep records of those who have accomplished Calderwood’s feats, since so few ever have in their entire history.
Calderwood didn’t even enter the Boy Scouts until he was in the 6th Grade and jumped into every program and educational event possible with the determination of a cliff diver. He earned the title and rank of Eagle Scout five years ago at the mere age of 13.
Not surprisingly, James is the product of a highly supportive and interactive home. His father is an antitrust attorney and downright fairly good golfer, and his mother is a retired US Coast Guard Admiral.
Read this young man’s outstanding story of achievement and never question the importance of staying deeply involved with your children’s lives, likes and endeavors.
Find the best read of your day here: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2003652194_scout05.html