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Governor Perry Swims with the Sharks

Shark Patrol of Troop 1920 from Summit District were invited to meet with Governor Perry on June 1, 2012, in Austin at his office in the Capitol. 

To have a patrol of ten where 100% earned Eagle is a special accomplishment as a group to what is typically a very solitary achievement for a young man.  The national average for all scouts who earn Eagle is around 3-4%.

The Governor, an Eagle Scout, spent about 45 minutes with the boys and their families and spoke about his experiences growing up as a scout.  Governor Perry went on to tell them how he sorts resumes when he is looking to hire someone, which he does in great numbers each month.  The ones who are Eagle scouts get noticed.

“When I see that (Eagle Scout accomplishment), I already know something very important about you.” said Gov. Perry. 

He went on to say, “As a young man there is only one thing you accomplish before the age of 18 that will always be on your resume…it’s earning the rank of Eagle.” 

Story credit: Griz

Craig “Griz” Adams, Scoutmaster

Jason Derscheid, Summit District Executive

Photo Credit:  Stephen Stephanian, Staff Photographer for the Governor.

Shark Patrol Pictured Left to Right: Trent Mathews, Jordan “JJ” Jacobs, Ryan Abbott, Luke Wolters, Texas Governor Rick Perry, Ross Rohrbough, Colton Griffith, Jon Cluck, Cole Adams, and Karl Koch.  Not pictured: John Luke Tippetts

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