Nadgwick proves to be a leader [UPDATED]Published 10:10am Friday, January 3, 2014 Updated 12:13pm Friday, January 3, 2014
Teenagers often get a dubious reputation for lacking work ethic or direction. It also seems the only teenagers receiving positive publicity are those who compete in sports.
It’s why the story about 15-year-old Isaac Nadgwick earning his Eagle Scout badge deserves the attention it received.
The fact is, those who have been in Scouting understand that getting the Eagle badge is no small feat. While many boys participate in Cub Scouts early in life, the numbers thin quickly as the teens move on to other priorities — athletics, music, and unfortunately, friends, dating and electronic devices.
Even among those who earn the Eagle badge, most procrastinate the final project — in Nadgwick’s case, landscaping work at Inspiration Point Bible Camp — until their senior year.
That Nadgwick pushed forward and got the project done at age 15 is further testament to his commitment. And his badge is a certainly a cause for celebration.