Eagle Scout Congratulations

Every so often I remind my friends that I have created two illustrations that are quite popular as greeting cards for new Eagle Scouts. My son is an Eagle and he had such a great experience with the Boy Scouts, learning great practical skills and making good friends, while reinforcing the responsibility and morals that we tried to instill as he grew up.

I drew the whimsical Eagle Salute Congratulations card first, for a friend of my son’s who achieved the rank a few years before him. When my son made Eagle and had his Court of Honor alongside his best friend, I painted the Eagle Scout on a hilltop scene.

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Eagle Scout Congratulations

Every so often I remind readers that I have created two illustrations that are quite popular as greeting cards and prints to give to new Eagle Scouts. My son is an Eagle and he had such a great experience with the Boy Scouts, learning outdoor skills that I certainly could not have taught him, while reinforcing the responsibility and morals that I did try to instill as he grew up.

I drew the whimsical Eagle Congratulations card first, for a friend of my son’s who achieved the rank a few years before him. When my son made Eagle and had his Court of Honor alongside his best friend, I painted the Eagle Scout on a hilltop scene.

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For ordering information, please click here to go to my page about my Eagle Scout cards and prints.

My Eagle Scout Congratulations cards and posters

eagleflagwpI watched my son go through Boy Scouts, where he learned skills that I doubt I could have ever taught him – life-saving techniques, building projects, even archery and marksmanship. He also made some friends for life, both young guys and adult men who live their lives with intent and integrity; and I’m forever grateful to the Scouts for helping my son and many others grow from boys into men.

For one troop member’s Eagle Court of Honor years ago I drew a quick cartoony Eagle saluting, wrote ‘Congratulations, Kyle!’ below it and taped it to a little gift.  A lot of people commented on the cartoon, so I tightened up the drawing and made it into a lighthearted card, printed it up with my own sentiments inside, and it’s been a regular seller since then.  When my son made Eagle a year or two later I decided to draw another, and this time went for a more heartfelt image, a Scout planting an American flag on a hilltop, with an Eagle circling nearby.  This one has proven even more popular, and I’m happy to have two cards with two different feelings for people to choose from for their congrats to their favorite Scout.

My cards and posters of these images are available here on this site – just go to https://achillesportfolio.wordpress.com/eagle-scout-congratulations/ to see them and purchase easily online.

I’m planning to create a similar card for the Girl Scouts’ Gold Award, because those young women deserve a big congratulations as well!