Yes, it's only a pin, just an Eagle Scout Badge,
But the heart that's beneath it is true,
And will throb to the last for the things which are good
A lesson for me - and for you.
Our community celebrated as John Wells received his Eagle Scout badge on Sept. 5. His mom is my friend. We know his family, and my boys are in scouts, so we felt connected to this young man and honored to witness his ceremony. I wiped away a tear more than once as I saw the pride in his parents' eyes and watched them exchange honors and pins.
Then, he pinned her to honor all the work she has done for him that has helped him on his journey to Eagle Scout, and manhood. The work of fundraising alone deserves a whole dress full of pins. Christmas wreath, anyone?