No higher rank than Eagle Scout exists with the Boy Scouts of America, and less than 5 per cent of all Boy Scouts achieve the honour. Years of hard work, attendance and planning go into the distinction. Family and friends normally attend a celebratory ceremony to honour its recipients. Beyond supporting him while achieving such a high honour, there are numerous gift ideas to give your boyfriend that focus on congratulating him for a job well done.
Give Eagle-Themed Gifts
Anything with an eagle on it respects the work your boyfriend put into being an Eagle Scout, and signifies his commitment to the troupe. A comfy throw with an eagle emblazoned on it offers both cuddle time and a reminder of his accomplishment. You could also visit local art galleries, painters or sculptors for eagle wood carvings, pictures and jewellery.
Visit the Scout Store
Most larger communities house a Scouting store that offers gifts for Eagle Scouts of all ages. Ask to see its official Eagle Scout coins, ball caps, plaques, tie pins, wallets, scrapbooks or portfolios. Alternatively, you can purchase Eagle Scout stickers and decals, and apply them to a gift of your choosing that offers more personal meaning.
Some gifts offer more than just a one-day celebration. Buy a year-long subscription to The Scouter's Journal, or a related outdoorsy magazine that focuses on orienteering, backwoods survival or camping. Or buy him an item that will come in handy each time he's with his troop: a knife, compass or flashlight. Each time your boyfriend receives or uses his gift, he'll fondly think of you.
Many Eagle Scouts receive commemorative, congratulatory letters from heads of state or other famous Eagle Scouts after they receive their designation. Write a letter to someone your boyfriend admires and respects, asking for a letter of commendation. Share how your boyfriend earned the Eagle Scout badge, and provide a return address. When the letter comes, frame it and give it to your boyfriend.
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