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Wesley Scott: Service Above Self
Wesley Scott is a senior at Delmarva Christian High School in Delmarva, DE. He will be attending Baptist Bible College in the fall and will be a part of the Chaplain Ministries program.
A resident of Seaford, DE, Wesley currently lives with his parents; one brother, 14; and two sisters, 11.
He has been involved in Boy Scouts of America for nine years and recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank available within scouting.
Becoming an Eagle Scout takes years to accomplish but opens up a variety of opportunities to its recipients, including scholarships, advancement of two military ranks, and a military salary bonus.
Wesley, 18, passed a Board of Review interview in March 2009 and will receive a certificate signed by the President of the United States. His Court of Honor ceremony is in May.
Eagle Scouts are challenged to live with honor, loyalty, and courage, to be cheerful and to always be willing to serve others.
Read more In the Spotlights here.
How did you become involved in scouting?
One of my friends who was involved got me to join
Why do you enjoy it?
I loved camping and being out in the woods. I learned many skills that have enabled me to be a better leader.
For many years I served as the chaplain for my scout troop. I also served as senior patrol leader and assistant senior patrol leader. This greatly helped to build up my leadership skills.
How does achieving the honor of Eagle Scout make you feel?
I am happy. It is something I worked long and hard for and I am glad to have finally achieved it.
What is an example of the work you did in your effort to achieve this?
For my Eagle Scout project I rebuilt the handicap ramp and the steps and ramp for the gazebo at the Georgetown Public Library.
What led you to Baptist Bible College?
Both my parents are Alumni as well as my Pastor. My family goes up to BBC every summer for Volunteer's Week and I enjoy it there so much. This summer will be our 11th year attending.
What do you enjoy about it?
It's a great atmosphere. I love hanging out with my friends there and having a good time.
Why have you chosen the Chaplain Ministries program?
So I can serve both God and country. I want to be a chaplain in the Navy, doing the will of God, which is leading many of our service men and women to Christ. I want to also help build up the faith of our soldiers who are already saved.
What else are you involved in?
I have played on the basketball team and lacrosse team at my school for the past three years. At my church I do the PowerPoint every Sunday and pass out bulletins every first and fifth Sunday. Occasionally I teach my Sunday school class if our teacher is unable to.
Who has had the most impact on this area of your life?
I have been greatly impacted by my scout leader, who started me off in Webelos and who helped me along the way. My parents also pushed me and kept telling me to keep on going. They were always there to encourage me.
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Learn about Baptist Bible Seminary's Chaplaincy program here.
Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers 38 academic programs, from a one-year Bible Certificate to PhDs. Programs are available on the Clarks Summit campus, online, and through several distance learning options. To learn more, go to www.bbc.edu or call 570.586.2400.
Posted on: 6/8/2009 12:03:40 PM
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