Ben Long, Eagle Scout
with my highest praise and pride … congratulations nephew Ben Long!
lives in the East where all new things begin and all paths start.
announces, for all to hear, the birth of what will one day influence the world.
sees the mouse while also surveying the entire valley below.
the Eagle is to see the world with unique perspective.
upon both the details and the bigger picture with equal intent.
the paths that run the valley and know which is right for you.
Great Spirit, please give Ben, from this day forward, the vision to see where he needs to go, the commitment to stay on the path he chooses, the strength and confidence to face and overcome obstacles and the integrity and faith to guide and teach others who he may meet on the way.
Uncle Nate Long