Saturday, July 28, 2012
Eagle Scout Cookies
As I ended my walk down memory lane and refocused on the conversation, it became clear that she wanted cookies for a young man who was becoming an Eagle Scout. I know nothing about Boy Scouts except for their membership practices that do not fit with my own philosophical views. So, what to do? I seriously struggled with making this cookie collection. I never thought that decorating cookies could become an ethical dilemma.
After much soul searching, I realized that I respect the hard work and dedication of the young men who choose to become Eagle Scouts. In addition, I believe that each of these scouts must learn, grow and ultimately make their own decisions. So, I moved forward to make the cookies and wanted to make a collection that celebrated his achievement. Since he built a bridge as part of his Eagle Scout project, I wanted to incorporate that design in the collection. I am not an artist, but I was happy with how the cookie turned out. I also included a cookie based on the design of the Eagle Scout medal and "message" cookies from the Boy Scout laws. Trustworthy is probably the longest word I have tried to pipe on a cookie.
Upon completion of this collection, I realized that I will continue to hope that someday all boys will have the opportunity to be a Boy Scout if they choose to do so. Perhaps in the future, I can include a message cookie for a future scout with the word "tolerance."