Luke’s Labyrinth

Luke’s Labyrinth

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!

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Loved this so much that I pinned it! I’ve always wanted a labyrinth, and we’ve got the space. Now for our son to get a little bigger!

  2. Mary Ellen says

    I love this. It’s given me an idea for what to do for the path the dogs have worn in the backyard. They have their own labyrinth of sorts. :)

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