Gurley Community & History

Eagle Scout Vincent Gregory Schneider

Scouts are taught to set high standards and to stand up for what they believe in. The purpose is to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness. Created to teach boys moral and ethical values through outdoor programs that challenge them and teach them respect for nature, one another, and themselves. Scouting has always represented the best in community, leadership, and service. Even though our children are bombarded every day by wrong messages, we have to keep on teaching them to be respectful, polite, loyal, honorable, proud, generous, helpful, and to be good citizens.

American Eagle national emblem of the United States of America

BSA Troop 96
Boy Scout Vincent Schneider Troop 96 Epworth Methodist Church Madison County

First Class BSA Badge

Boy Scouts of America International most respected institutions Boy Scouts Troop 96 Epworth Methodist BSA Gurley Troop 911 Greater Alabama Council

Related links: Talakto District - Greater Alabama Council - Boy Scouts of America Vincent Gregory Schneider is listed in the Talakto District's 2006 Eagle Scouts.
Vincent Gregory Schneider Troop 96
Eagle Court Of Honor Ceremony
16 of July 2006 at the CP Church of Gurley Alabama USA

The challenges imposed on the world by the new conditions require our children to be prepared to respond to the demands of the 21st century. Language proficiency, multicultural knowledge, physical, mental, emotional challenges, will make the difference for our children. They must set high standards and stand up for what they believe in. We need to help them build character, to train them to be participating citizens, and develop personal fitness. We must teach our children moral and ethical values through programs that bring challenges.

All photographs were taken by Vincent G. Schneider.

My name is Vincent and I like to be part of the Boy Scouts of America. I bridged in April 2002 and I am now a Star scout. As of February 23,2004 I am the Senior Patrol Leader of Troop 96. I went twice in Europe (France). Once in 1997 and once in 2001. It is important and fun for Americans to visit foreign countries and learn about their history and culture. We must know the world we live in, if we want to understand it.

First Class Badge

The scout badge is the badge of the first class boy scout. The three points design of the badge is like the north pointer in the compass sailors used long ago. These three points, like three fingers in the scout sign, stand for the three parts of thee scout oath.

Main Part of BSA Badge

The main part of the badge shows that a scout is able to point the right way in life as truly as the compass points north in the field

The Two Stars of BSA Badge

The two stars on the right and left top points symbolize scouting ideals of truth and knowledge. Stars guide us at night and remind us of the scout's outdoor life.

American Eagle national emblem of the United States of America

The eagle with the shield is the national emblem of the United States of America. It stands for freedom and readiness to defend that freedom.

BSA Be Prepared

The scroll with the scout motto "BE PREPARED" is turned upside down to suggest a scout's smile as he dose his duty.

BSA Knot for a good turn daily

The knot attached to the bottom of the scroll reminds you that as a boy scout, you promise to do a good turn for someone every day. It means you do at least one good turn daily without boasting about it.

The Scout Oath:
On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the scout law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
The Scout Law:
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
Scout Slogan:
Do A Good Turn Daily

Our communities, our family structures, our parent-child relationships are undergoing tremendous change. Values that used to seem unassailable now seem to be under attack. The issues facing today's youth are violence, infectious disease, fierce economic competition, rapid technological change, and negative peer pressure. Today's youth are likely to have their values and ethics influenced by television or peer groups. One of four American adolescents engages in high-risk behaviors. A recent survey points to lack of values in young people. Each day, America's youth face dozens of important personal choices that can frighten, overwhelm, or confuse them. Through churches and community organizations, Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scout Troops are sponsored to develop in young men exemplary character needed for tomorrow's leaders. In the search for solid moral ground, America is returning to the values that Scouting never left. What if everyone lived by the Scout Oath and Law?
Information offered by Robert Sentell.
For every 100 boys who join Scouting, records indicate that:
- RARELY will one be brought before the juvenile court system
- 2 will become Eagle Scouts
- 17 will become future Scout volunteers
- 12 will have their first contact with a church
- 1 will enter the clergy
- 5 will earn their church award
- 18 will develop a hobby that will last through their adult life
- 8 will enter a vocation that was learned through the merit badge system
- 1 will use his Scouting skills to save his own life
- 1 will use his Scouting skills to save the life of another person
Scouting's alumni record is equally impressive.
A recent nation-wide survey of high schools revealed the following information:

- 85% of student council presidents were Scouts
- 89% of senior class presidents were Scouts
- 80% of junior class presidents were Scouts
- 75% of school publication editors were Scouts
- 71% of football captains were Scouts
Scouts also account for:
- 64% of Air Force Academy graduates
- 68% of West Point graduates
- 70% of Annapolis graduates
- 72% of Rhodes Scholars
- 85% of F.B.I. agents
- 26 of the first 29 astronauts
Scouting's Bottom Line

Materials found at the U. S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. Website ©1997-2001 may be reproduced and used locally by Scouting volunteers for training purposes consistent with the programs of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) or other Scouting and Guiding Organizations.

Cub Scouting
I promise to love God, my family, and my country and to learn about the world.

The Cub Scout Program serves boys in grades 1-5, emphasizing games, crafts, and outdoor programs. It is a family-oriented neighborhood program offering structured activities for youths and adults designed to strengthen the family unit and instill values. Cubs and their adult partners participate in specially designed programs based on their grade level in school: 1st Grade - Tiger Cubs, 2nd Grade - Wolf, 3rd Grade - Bear, 4th and 5th Grade - Webelos.

Boy Scouting
The Boy Scout Program serves boys ages 11-18 with quality programs that offer action, high adventure outdoor programs, activities, advancement and structure. It is designed to teach self-reliance, improve self-esteem, develop leadership skills, teach appreciation for outdoors, promote good citizenship and instill values to the scouts.

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Boy Scouts of America EAA Certificate

Thanks to the EAA, and to the Moontown Airport, my sister Alexis and I had the great joy to be able to fly an airplane and receive a Young Eagle Certificate!

Web page started in 1997. Updated March 2003. Updated 2014.