Eagle Spotlight: Corinne Nicholson
Meet Corinne, one of 10 young women in Pacific Skyline Council’s inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts. Corinne earned her Eagle at age 16 from Troop 301 in San Carlos and plans to attend the University of Southern California (USC) to pursue a degree in Biomedical Engineering.
Being an Eagle Scout is a huge honor to me. Scouting is very important in my family and being the first girl in my family to earn the rank is something I’m proud of. Being an Eagle Scout means that I have proved myself through determination, planning, and involvement in the community.
Plans beyond high school
Attending the University of Southern California (USC) to pursue a degree in Biomedical Engineering.
Are there any Scouting or non-Scouting awards or recognitions you would like to mention?
Troop 301 Redwood District Scout of the Year for 2021, Troop 301 2020 Honor Scout, and Troop 2021 Ray Rawcliffe Jr. Senior Scout Spirit Award.
Tell us a little bit about you . . .
I love to backpack. I’ve done two week-long 50+ milers and hope to do more in the future. I also swim and play waterpolo competitively.
When and where did you earn your Eagle Scout rank?
I earned my Eagle Scout Rank on January 5th, 2021 at the age of 16 from my house via Zoom.
What did you do for your Eagle Project?
Did you have a favorite merit badge(s)? Did any merit badges lead to a hobby or profession?
One of my favorite merit badges was Lifesaving. I love the water and am very comfortable in it and so learning how to help people there was a natural fit for me. It was also super fun to earn as we got to push each other underwater and do things that the lifeguards would normally never allow!
What does being an Eagle Scout mean to you?
What is the greatest personal asset you developed while earning your Eagle Scout rank, or from being an Eagle in the greater community? How has this asset contributed to your personal fulfillment and success in your personal or professional life?
Do you have any advice for your fellow Eagles, or for those working towards becoming an Eagle? Or is there common advice that you think should be ignored?
Advice that I would give to other Eagles is to be forward-looking in getting requirements completed. Take advantage of outings that fulfill rank and merit badge requirements, be proactive in asking older Scouts/adults to help you, and strategically use summer camp to complete harder merit badges and requirements.
If you could add a thirteenth point to the Scout Law, what would it be?
If I had to add a 13th point to the Scout Law it would be “acceptance.” I think that accepting the things you cannot change is something important to learn so that people feel like they belong, regardless of any differences.
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