Today, my son Luke has his Court of Honor for his Eagle scout award–it’s been a long process and we are so happy and proud of him! He completed his Eagle project last fall–a rock-lined labyrinth at a local church. Those of you who have read my blog for awhile will know that I’m a big fan of labyrinths–they are meditative and beautiful and can be made of any number of different materials. Here’s Luke’s finished labyrinth:
He had to do a ton of clearing–removing weeds, cutting down some juniper trees and regrading the area so it was safe to walk on. He had a lot of help from his scout troop, family and a bevy of friends from school, but Luke had to organize every workday and plan for every detail himself.
For those of you who are new to labyrinths, it’s different from a maze in that there is only one path to the center and the same path out again. There are no false turns or dead ends as in a maze, leading it to be very contemplative and meditative. You can make it out of pavers, rocks, luminarias (candles) or even Christmas lights for a temporary labyrinth.
Congratulations, Luke, on your hard work and your Eagle award! Dad, Brett and I (as well as the rest of the family) are so proud of you and love you very much–you put forth so much effort and it really paid off!