— I was fortunate to earn and be honored by receiving my Eagle Scout ranking in 1976 during America’s Bicentennial celebration.
At the time, I was living in Kansas in a small community that was a very close family community that took great pride in any young man achieving his Eagle Scout award.
During the years I have applied for the jobs I have done, the interview usually would stop around the time they would notice this achievement.
Many of an interviewer would say anyone who could obtain this award would make a good employee for he’s known to be a hard worker and dedicated to make it.
In my present career as a yardmaster for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, here in Enid, being a Eagle Scout gives me the confidence to do my job and to believe in the decisions that I have to make in my day to day requirements.
Also the ability to be a leader but understand the team you work with every day with your fellow coworkers makes the job more enjoyable.
One thing to remember: No matter if you are a young or old Eagle Scout — you will always be a Eagle Scout. It is a honor that can never be lost and one that will never lose its prestige.
Randy L. Lutz