My son and I were discussing what he could do after making Eagle Scout. He is 1 MB from Life and is 13yrs old. I am not pushing him to earn his Eagle quickly, but as active as he is, he could very well end up making Eagle before he turns 15.
He asked me what there is to do after Eagle... I told him to look into it, and gave him some ideas (i.e. the National Outdoor Medal, Venturing, keep progressing in Order of the Arrow).
I know that most people will say things like:
He should wait to get Eagle until he is around 17, or
He should give back to the troop and take on more leadership responsibilty, or
Join a Venturing Crew and work on the Ranger Award or what-have-you, or
Become more involved in OA, or
Just have fun and hang out...
Knowing him, he will probably do most of the above items (besides wait), but I was wondering if anyone has any other ideas that their older, more gung-ho, scouts work on to keep them interested and to have something to strive for...
On a side note, my troop has a pretty strong outdoor program and are always looking for new opportunities for the scouts to keep them active and interested. I know that a lot of troops rarely see their Eagle Scouts and we want to help keep ours interested.
Thanks for the input in advance!
Yours in scouting,
Colonial Virginia Council