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Its Only A Pin

by S. Kurtz Hingley*

A fond mother watches her boy where he stands
Apart from his comrades tonight,
As they place on his camp-battered tunic, a badge…
An Eagle, the emblem of right.

It seems just a few short months have passed
Since he joined with the youngster next door…
How proud he was then of his Tenderfoot Pin
As they told of the message it bore.

But the years have gone as he struggled along
To learn what the Scout law’s about;
He practiced them daily, the Oath and the law
Until now, he’s an Eagle Scout.

You may smile in your worldly old wisdom at this
And say, “Why, it’s only a pin.”
But I tell you no honors he’ll gain as a man
Will mean quite as much to him.

The Red, White and Blue of the ribbon you see
Are the symbols of honor and truth.
He has learned how to value these fine attributes
In the glorious days of youth.

And the outflinging wings of the eagle that rests
On the breast of this Knight of Today,
Are the things which will lift him above petty deeds
And guide him along the right way…

Yes, it’s only a pin, just an Eagle Scout Badge,
But the heart that’s beneath it beats true
And will throb to the last for the things which are good,
A lesson for me.. and for you.

Thank you, to everyone, who took the time to support my family, and witness Matt be pinned as an Eagle Scout. It has been an interesting journey. I appreciate all that you’ve done, to help.

Hugz,

Heidi

(*S. Kurtz Hingley, wrote the first version of this poem for his son’s COH. In 1930 it was published in the Quaker City Scout, the newsletter of the Philadelphia Council. In 1931, it was published in the May issue of Scouting Magazine, page 20, (a BSA publication). Then in 1955, it was published in the BSA pamphlet entitled “Troop Ceremonies” on pages 86 and 87 in a slightly revised form which appears here. In 1977, Sumner G. Oesterle changed 3 words in this revised version and copywrote the entire poem. The only changes he made was to make the first line read: “Two fond parents watch their …”.)

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IMG_6978

Its Only A Pin

by S. Kurtz Hingley*

A fond mother watches her boy where he stands
Apart from his comrades tonight,
As they place on his camp-battered tunic, a badge…
An Eagle, the emblem of right.

It seems just a few short months have passed
Since he joined with the youngster next door…
How proud he was then of his Tenderfoot Pin
As they told of the message it bore.

But the years have gone as he struggled along
To learn what the Scout law’s about;
He practiced them daily, the Oath and the law
Until now, he’s an Eagle Scout.

You may smile in your worldly old wisdom at this
And say, “Why, it’s only a pin.”
But I tell you no honors he’ll gain as a man
Will mean quite as much to him.

The Red, White and Blue of the ribbon you see
Are the symbols of honor and truth.
He has learned how to value these fine attributes
In the glorious days of youth.

And the outflinging wings of the eagle that rests
On the breast of this Knight of Today,
Are the things which will lift him above petty deeds
And guide him along the right way…

Yes, it’s only a pin, just an Eagle Scout Badge,
But the heart that’s beneath it beats true
And will throb to the last for the things which are good,
A lesson for me.. and for you.

Thank you, to everyone, who took the time to support my family, and witness Matt be pinned as an Eagle Scout. It has been an interesting journey. I appreciate all that you’ve done, to help.

Hugz,

Heidi

(*S. Kurtz Hingley, wrote the first version of this poem for his son’s COH. In 1930 it was published in the Quaker City Scout, the newsletter of the Philadelphia Council. In 1931, it was published in the May issue of Scouting Magazine, page 20, (a BSA publication). Then in 1955, it was published in the BSA pamphlet entitled “Troop Ceremonies” on pages 86 and 87 in a slightly revised form which appears here. In 1977, Sumner G. Oesterle changed 3 words in this revised version and copywrote the entire poem. The only changes he made was to make the first line read: “Two fond parents watch their …”.)

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