A relative that I respect has given
me advice for rewriting my resume. I
have taken this person’s advice with the exception of taking out my reference
to my Eagle Scout award.
First, this is an award that is the
equivalent to a two-year college degree.
Youthful boys learn many worthwhile skills, learn to deal with many
people, and partake in many scouting events on their way to earning this award.
Second, one out of one hundred boys
that enter scouting earn the Eagle Scout award or a graduation rate of one percent. In contrast to this, the United States Army
a graduation rate of around fifty percent.
Third, while the Eagle Scout is both
an award and an achievement; it is a testament to my character as a
person. That is why earning an Eagle
Scout award is such a major asset to my resume.
Eagle Scout and Defense Secretary Robert
M. Gates had this to say about scouting.