Andrew C. Cope - Feb 13, 1997 Feb 24, 2000 - Steven N. Cope
 The Scout Oath

  On my honor,
  I will do my best,
  to do my duty,
  to God and my country,
  to help other people at all times,
  to keep myself physically strong,
  mentally awake,
  and morally straight.

 The Scout Motto

Be Prepared

 The Scout Slogan

Do a Good Turn Daily


The Scout Laws

A scout is...
   and Reverent

 The Eagle Pledge

  I reaffirm my allegiance,
  to the three promises of the scout oath.
  I thoughtfully recognize,
  and take upon myself,
  the obligations and responsibilities,
  of an Eagle Scout.
  On my honor I will do my best,
  to make my training and example,
  my rank and my influence,
  count strongly for better scouting,
  and for better citizenship,
  in my troop,
  in my community,
  and in my contacts with other people.
  To this I pledge my sacred honor.

       The Eagle Charge

    100 Scouts

      Of the 100 boys who become Scouts, it must be confessed that 30 will drop out in their first year. Perhaps this may be regarded as a failure, but in later life all of these will remember that they had been Scouts and will speak well of the program.
    Of the 100, only rarely will one ever appear before a juvenile court judge. Twelve of the 100 will be from families that belong to no church. Through Scouting, these 12 and many of their families will be brought into contact with a church and will continue to be
active all their lives. Six of the 100 will become pastors.
    Each of the 100 will learn something from Scouting. Almost all will develop hobbies that will add interest throughout the rest of their lives. Approximately one half will serve in the military and in varying degrees profit from their scout training. At least one will use it to save another person's life, and many will credit it with saving their own.
    Two of the 100 will reach the rank of Eagle, and at least one
will later say that he values his Eagle badge above his college degree. Many will find their future vocation through merit-badge work and Scouting contacts. Seventeen of the 100 boys will later become Scout leaders and will give leadership to thousands of additional boys.
    Only one in four boys in America will become Scouts, but it is interesting to know that of the leaders of this nation in business, religion, and politics, three out of four were Scouts.


This Uniformed Little Boy    

It seems like only yesterday, his eyes were lit with joy,
As we watched with admiration, this uniformed little boy.
Campouts, picnics, pinewood cars, the years Slipped quickly by,
The colors changed from blue to green, in the twinkling of an eye.

  Soon came ranks of Tenderfoot, Second, First and Star,
Each leading toward that final quest, once visioned from afar.
And then the rank of Life, and as life can often do,
The goal so close within his grasp, was dimming from his view.
Yet from within he found the strength to reach that final quest,
Remembering words from years gone by: I WILL DO MY BEST.

    It seems like only yesterday, his eyes were lit with joy,
As we watched with admiration, this uniformed little boy.
Now with an eagle upon his chest, he soars, where once he ran,
No longer that uniformed little boy; our Son... an Eagle... a Man.
         --Mike Wood

   Three Cope Eagles

Steven,  Brian  and  Drew

Cope Cub Scouts

And now may the great scout master of all scouts be with us until we meet again.