Yesterday I was privileged to conduct an Eagle Court of Honor for one of my young men. It was a great experience.
The young man's father spoke for a few minutes as part of the program and one thing he said really stuck with me. He told us that he asked his two Eagle Scout sons this question: "Is it an exceptional boy who earns his Eagle, or is it the process of earning Eagle that makes a boy exceptional?"
Their discussion led them to the conclusion that it's a little of both.