VA North Texas Health Care System
Eagle Scout Leaves Legacy
There is a lot involved in becoming an Eagle Scout, and Logan McCurry has proven he has what it takes. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. It literally takes years of learning, service and hard work.
For Logan, earning this distinction meant paying respect for those who have served and sacrificed. As part of his desire to give back to the veteran community, Logan organized a military uniform display box project to be displayed on campus for residents who live in the Community Living Center.
The scout program is an integral part of Logan’s home school curriculum and the Eagle Scout award was an important part of his high school graduation qualifications. Service and integrity have become part of who Logan is. His inspiration for the project came while serving as a volunteer at Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Medical Center in Bonham, TX.
One of the best things Logan can take away from his service as a VA volunteer is the regular interaction he has with veterans. Being at VA has given him a great appreciation of the service and sacrifice these great men and women have provided in the defense of our nation. When asked what his plans were after graduation, he quickly responded that he was 'going into the military.'
This project enabled Logan to complete his scouting service in a way that few have. He leaves a permanent legacy for veterans and marks his milestone to adulthood in a unique way.
In that every eagle scout project is an exercise in leadership, Logan involved the talents of many individuals from cub scouts to adults in producing five individual display boxes containing the representative uniforms from each of the armed services. Uniforms, artifacts and building materials were donated and the displays constructed over a period of several months of diligent effort. They are currently on display in the Community Living Center located at the Dallas VA Medical Center.