Friday, December 7, 2012

Nephi was an Eagle Scout

I was once asked to speak in Sacrament meeting about Scouting. I announced in a dead-pan style that a BYU research team kept Scoutmasters up-to-date with their latest findings, and had recently uncovered evidence that Nephi was an Eagle Scout.

You don't see young men perk up too often in Sacrament meeting, but I think I had their attention. I went on to cite which merit badges Nehpi earned:
  • 1 Ne 1:2-3 -  Scholarship
  • 1 Ne: 2:15 - Camping
  • 1 Ne: 2:17 - Communications
  • 1 Ne 3:22 - Personal Management
  • 1 Ne 3:27 - Athletics
  • 1 Ne 4:20-23 - Theatre
  • 1 Ne 4:31 - Personal Fitness
  • 1 Ne 4:38 - Hiking
  • 1 Ne: 8:1 - Gardening
  • 1: Ne 9:2 - Journalism
  • 1 Ne 16:12-13 - Backpacking
  • 1 Ne 16:14 - Archery
  • 1 Ne 16:23 - Woodwork
  • 1 Ne 16:30 - Orienteering
  • 1 Ne 17:4 - Wilderness Survival
  • 1 Ne 17:16 - Metalwork
  • 1 Ne 18:2 - Pioneering
  • 1 Ne 18:6 - Cooking
  • 1 Ne: 18:22 - Small Boat Sailing
  • 1 Ne 22:1 - Reading
  • 2 Ne 5:1 - Family Life
  • 2: Ne 5:11 - Animal Science
  • 2 Ne 5: 16 - Architecture
Unfortunately, it appears that Nephi didn't earn the Genealogy merit badge 1 Ne 6:1-2. He couldn't be bothered to finish the paperwork...

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