The Rangers Program has
represented many challenges and accomplishments in my life.
A few of these challenges consist of learning to tie knots, pitch tents,
and to put up with
At this time, I would like to
thank my parents and commanders for encouraging me along the way through the
Ranger program. If these people had not taken the time to help me and encourage
me I would not be standing before all of you today. Though at times, I really
did not want to go on, these people helped me to see that Rangers would benefit
me in the future. Although the
Rangers program was full of tons of work, which had to be completed, there were
many fun times to be had.
While at camp outs, we enjoyed
building fires and performing skits. I attended many Pow Wows where I enjoyed
cooking for the outpost and locking
There were also many things
that the Rangers program helped me to accomplish. The first thing that Rangers
helped me to accomplish was learning how to take care for myself through the
study of the Bachelor, Wilderness Survival, and the First Aid merits. The Ranger
program has also helped me to grow closer to God through Pow Wows, the study of
the Bible, and the God and Country series. Rangers has also given me the
opportunity to prepare myself for the life ahead through the study of Carpentry,
Home Repair, Cooking, and many other ways, too many to mention.
Although some people say that
these things look easy, on the contrary, they are difficult and time consuming.
These things, which the Ranger program has helped me to accomplish, have
instilled a sense of pride into me for what I can achieve with God's help. In
light of all that the Ranger program has helped me to learn and accomplish, I am
pleased to declare that I have earned the right to say that I went all the way.