Thursday, April 30, 2009

1. Brad Bickers becomes an Eagle Scout

I want to begin my first blog with a salute to my 18-year-old son, Jonathan Bradley Bickers, who marked his transition to adulthood with the extraordinary attainment of the rank of Eagle Scout. Brad's ceremony took place on April 18, 2009. My thanks to the Boy Scouts of America and to the leaders of Troop 27 in Bartlett, Tennessee for their role in helping Brad reach this goal. I became an Eagle Scout myself 35 years ago and fully appreciate what an accomplishment this represents. In fact, while approximately 20% of boys in America will be involved in Scouting at some time in their lives, only 5% or less of Boy Scouts ever become Eagle Scouts. Congratulations Brad. You are a fine, industrious young man with a wonderful future. I could not be more proud of you.