At the time of his award, Dave became the youngest Eagle Scout in the 52 year history of Troop XVII.  Although Dave had completed his Eagle requirements by the previous Court of Honor, he had to wait until after he was 13 1/2 to receive it — a remarkable achievement considering the average length of time it takes a Scout to qualify. 

As a symbol of achievement, the Eagle badge will sit well on the chest of David Marx. The competency Dave exhibits with his scouting skills is outstanding for a Scout of his age. 

In recognition of his camping abilities, Dave was selected last summer by his fellow Scouts to be tapped out for the Order of the Arrow — a national honorary society of Scout Honor Campers . In addition, Dave also finished in first place in Troop XVII’s annual Honor Camper contest at summer camp and was the Honor Camper for 1969 — a rare honor only one Scout a year can receive. 

As a proven achiever, Dave would do well now to apply himself equally well to developing his leadership skills and in helping younger Scouts along the Scouting trail. To provide him with this opportunity, Dave was recently promoted to Patrol Leader of the Hawk Patrol and with a patrol considerably smaller and less experienced, Dave finished a very respectable and competitive third at the previous troop camporee. Of note to the troop leaders at that time was the considerable effort Dave took to train his patrol members in the field and if he continues this was, Dave will carry his patrol to the top and should hopefully achieve the same level of excellence that Dave has shown in his personal Scouting development.

Dave Marx —

Scouter… Leader… Order of the Arrow… Honor Camper… Friend… Eagle Scout