Austin was inspired to pursue Eagle by Mickey, an older Scout who was active when he first joined. Austin remembers thinking, “I want to be like him.” Austin further shared, “To me, being an Eagle Scout is a responsibility. One who achieves the rank of Eagle has a responsibility to share their skills and experiences with the people around them, the people under them, and the people above them. This responsibility applies both in and out of Scouting, as well as carrying on throughout an Eagle’s life.”
Austin plans on continuing in his Troop and helping in any way he can, sharing his knowledge with Scouts both new and old. Austin also plans to get involved in the other branches of Scouting, with his Ship and Venture Crew.