Jon's Scouting History
Joined Cub Scout Pack 805 (Green Trails Elementary School Elementary) - 1980
Joined Boy Scout Troop 805 (Green Trails Elementary School Elementary) - April 15, 1983
Advanced to Tenderfoot Rank - December 8, 1983
Advanced to Second Class Rank - February 8, 1984
Advanced to First Class Rank - October 16, 1984
Advanced to Star Rank - April 5, 1985
Advanced to Life Rank - November 14, 1985
Passed Eagle Board of Review - May 1988
Eagle Service Project
Managed the construction of two large planter boxes in a patio setting at Green Trails Elementary School
Repaired subdivision "Neighborhood Watch" sign that had been damaged
Constructed carrier box for Cub Scout Public Address System
Announcement via Green Trails Elementary School Newsletter:
Patio Addition Near Completion!
A contractor recently poured the concrete for the patio that is being created near the cafeteria exit. The patio is one of our PTC gifts of this school year.
As a part of this project a former student, Jon Borlin, constructed two planter boxes near the patio. This service project to the school will assist Jon in fulfilling requirements toward becoming an Eagle in the Boy Scouts of America. The planters were constructed of railroad ties and add a great deal of aesthetic value to the area. Assisting Jon in the project were Boy Scouts:
Also as a gift to the school, the PTC purchased two more picnic tables to go along with the two similar items that were given to the school by the sixth grade class of last year. We would also like to thank Mark Rubin, parent of Andy-sixth grade and Corrie-fourth grade, who works at Central Hardware and assisted us with the purchase of the tables from that company.
Our guidance counselor, Bennet Oswald, worked during the past two weekends with Todd, his 14 year old son, to coat the two new tables with an oil stain and to give all four tables a coat of polyurethane seal.
We very much appreciate the assistance of the individuals and groups listed above in creating the patio area for our school. Hopefully it will be utilized and enjoyed by many people for years to come!
Scouting Leadership Positions Held
Senior Patrol Leader
Webelos Den Chief
Bear Den Chief
Child Scouting Accomplishments
Arrow of Light Award - April 1983
Den Chief Award - April 1985
Elected to Order of the Arrow - June 1985
Attended Junior Leadership Training Camp - August 1985
Attended Philmont Trek - July 1986
Received Brotherhood Order of the Arrow - November 1986
Summer Camp Attended 6 years
Attended Philmont Trek as trek leader - July 1988
Adult Scouting Accomplishments
Cub Scout Pack 1034 Leadership Committee Member - 2010 to 2014
Cub Scout Pack 1034 Den Leader (Wolf, Bear, Webelos) - 2010 to 2014
Boy Scout Troop 1038 Leadership Committee Member - 2014
Boy Scout Troop 1038 Assistant Scoutmaster - 2014
Wood Badge C3-13-113 (District) - 2013
BSA Design and Development Advisory Panel (National) - 2014
Scouting University 2015 "Cyber Dean" (District) - January 2015
BSA Volunteer Focus Group (National) - 2014
Wood Badge Staff (Technology ASM) C3-14-115 (District) - 2015
Eagle Ceremony Speech
Written by Jon Borlin 1988
A WORD TO THE WISE -- ALL YOU SCOUTS WHO ARE WORKING FOR EAGLE, GET IT WHILE YOU'RE YOUNGER SO THAT YOU HAVE MORE TIME TO SIT AROUND AND WATCH OTHERS DO THE WORK. I KNOW I'M GOING TO. I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK SOME PEOPLE. FIRST MY PARENTS, WITHOUT WHOSE LECTURING, NAGGING, AND PUSHING I WOULD PROBABLY NOT BE GETTING EAGLE SO SOON. TIM WARDEN FOR HIS PRESENTATION OF EAGLE RANK TONIGHT. DOUG UNDERWOOD FOR SUGGESTING MY EAGLE SERVICE PROJECT AND THE GROUP THAT HELPED ON THE PROJECT. FOR ALL THE ADULT LEADERS WHO HELPED ME ON MY WAY -- AND THEY WERE ALWAYS WILLING TO HELP. TO MY BROTHERS AND FRIENDS FOR HELPING ME IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. AND FOR DAN SCHULTZ AND JOE COLVIN FOR LEADING OUR TRIPS TO PHILMONT. A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO STEVE PATTEN FOR BEING MY SCOUT MASTER AND FOR NEVER GIVING UP WHEN THINGS STARTED TO GET BAD. THANKS EVERYONE.
-WELL, I'M EAGLE. THE END OF MERIT BADGES AND SERVICE PROJECTS; THE END OF BEING PATROL LEADER FOR YOUNGER SCOUTS AS THEY LEARN THE ALWAYS FUN AND EASY JOB OF OUTDOOR LIVING. AND I'M GLAD! NOW I'M GOING TO ENJOY WATCHING EVERYONE ELSE DO THE WORK. I'VE SPENT ABOUT HALF MY LIFE IN INDIAN GUIDES, CUB SCOUTS AND BOY SCOUTS TO GET THIS BADGE. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I HAD FUN GETTING IT. SURE THERE WERE HARD SPOTS TO GET THROUGH, BUT EVERY TIME YOU GET TO A HARD SPOT YOU LEARN SOMETHING NEW THAT COULD HAVE HELPED OR PREVENTED IT. AND IF ANY OF YOU YOUNGER SCOUTS HAVE TROUBLE AT SUMMER CAMP, JUST TALK TO JON OR ME -- OR ANY OLDER SCOUT OR ADULT. BECAUSE THE 1ST SUMMER CAMP IS THE HARDEST; AFTER THAT YOU FIND YOU HAVE MORE AND MORE FUN. BUT THIS SUMMER JON AND I WILL BE SITTING BACK AND RELAXING WHILE YOU GUYS COOK, CLEAN, AND TAKE CARE OF THINGS. AND WE'RE GOING TO ENJOY EVERY BIT.