This week's contribution to Monday Murals is titled "The Trail to Eagle Scout". The mural is 40' wide by 8' high and is a tribute to all those involved in scouting at any level. Scouting was founded in 1907 in Great Britain by Lord Robert Baden-Powell, a general in the British Army (pictured to the left of the Eagle Scout emblem in the first view). He invited a group of boys to attend the world's first Boy Scout camp. In February, 1910, he brought Boy Scouting to America. The birthday of scouting is celebrated on February 8th.
This portion of the mural depicts the various ranks of Eagle Scout. Fewer then 4% of boys entering the scout program reach this status.
This mural highlights 2 scouts of Troop 482, Lake Placid, Florida: Joe Hernandez and Todd Fortier. Joe reached Life Scout Rank and Todd achieved Eagle, earning bronze, gold and silver Eagle Palms, and became a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster. Both these boys were lost in separate vehicle accidents. They are honored and remembered in the mural - pictured here on either side of the Eagle Scout emblem.
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