Kylie Seufert

Eagle Spotlight: Kylie Seufert

Meet Kylie Seufert, one of 10 young women in Pacific Skyline Council’s inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts. Kylie earned her Eagle at age 18 from Troop 4172 in South San Francisco and just graduated from Capuchino High School.

I’m beyond thankful that Scouting has given me the opportunity to explore and create genuine connections with people around me.

Eagle Scout Kylie S.
About Kylie's
Kylie Seufert on Scouting campout
Kylie Seufert on Scouting campout
Plans after high school:

I plan to enlist for the United States Army as a medic. Since I was younger I’ve always wanted to become a cardiothoracic (heart) surgeon and both of my parents work in hospitals so that gave me a lot of exposure. I work as a lifeguard when I’m not in my uniform which means I have skills to save someone’s life, becoming a medic or a surgeon is definitely what I want to pursue because I want to help others in need.

Are there any Scouting or non-Scouting awards or recognitions you would like to mention?

I attended the 2019 World Scout Jamboree in West Virgina and I was  apart of the female USA Scout Contingent. Troop USA433 was a multi-regional troop of girls from around the country and even a few Scouts from Japan! This was the first time in history that they allowed female USA Scouts attend an event like this. The two weeks I was there were filled with once in a life time experiences and friendly faces that I soon hope to see again. The friendships I’ve made there are ones that I cherish and will always have to remember. I’m beyond thankful that Scouting has given me the opportunity to explore and create genuine connections with people around me.

Tell us a little bit about you…

I’m very into cars and good friends with a local car group! I started getting into cars by helping my grandpa work on his truck. I always liked cars and seeing what I could do to make it sound meaner or go faster so I just looked up videos and read up on stuff. As I got older I started to talk to people who were into JDM and other interests, soon becoming friends and going to car meets together. Eventually I’ve made friends that like to drift and it’s super neat to see them swing their cars so coordinated and confidently!

When and where did you earn your Eagle Scout rank?

I earned my Eagle Scout rank on February 8th, 2021 in San Bruno, California.

Kylie's Eagle project
Kylie’s Eagle project, painting jaguar paws 6′ apart on school playground
What did you do for your Eagle Project?

For my Eagle Scout project I decided to paint jaguar paws that were placed 6ft. apart from each other on the blacktop of my old elementary school, I wanted to be sure to follow the COVID regulations. I put my Eagle Scout Project into action on October 17th and made sure that when the students return there will be enough paws and room for everyone. The process went very well and I’m very impressed with the work done, I couldn’t have done it with out the help of everyone involved!

Did you have a favorite merit badge(s)? Did any merit badges(s) lead to a hobby or profession?

My top favorite merit badge has to be First Aid. When I’m outside of Scouts, I’m a lifeguard so I’m certified in First Aid and it helped me out with this merit badge. Considering that I knew a lot about it, I would offer advice to anyone that needed help completing the badge 

What does being an Eagle Scout mean to you?

Being an Eagle Scout to me means that I’ve put dedicated time, effort, and spirit into becoming a role model to my other fellow Scouts. Earning the rank signifies a dedication and workload that few can meet. In order to earn the Eagle rank each Scout has to learn many valuable skills, one of them being leadership. Lastly, those that earn the rank of Eagle Scout act as an example of the Scout Oath and Law. We are expected to act it out in our daily lives.

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 towards personal fulfillment and success in your professional or personal life?
Through Scouting I’ve been able to work on my communication skills, honestly. I used to struggle asking for help and I knew that I wouldn’t get anything done if I didn’t straight up ask for it myself. After a bit of time getting used to speaking for myself, I started to figure out ways to lead a group of people on activities or on our hikes. It felt nice to have confidence in myself to take on difficult situations head on and resolve them smoothly on my own. In my own personal life It’s helped me be more clear about my thoughts when I’m talking to people, especially in classroom discussions or talking with patrons at the pool.
 
Kylie on a hikeDo you have any advice for your fellow Eagles, or for those working towards becoming an Eagle? Or is there common advice you think should be ignored?

My first piece of advice for those working towards Eagle is that nothing is impossible if you put your mind, time, and effort into what YOU want to accomplish. You’ll find at times that it can be difficult and you may feel stuck but you have people in your troop to help you out of the block and push you forward, but it all starts with you. Work to build each other up and become a role model for every Scout. For my fellow Eagles, I’m so proud of all of you and for all the work you put into getting to where you are now.  We’ve all worked so tremendously hard for this special rank and make history as the first females to receive said rank, this will take us far in our individual lives and set a legendary path for those to follow in our footsteps.

If you could add a thirteenth point to the Scout Law, what would it be?

I’m not sure if I would add a thirteenth point to the Scout Law.

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