In the talk we discussed that soon he will reach a time where he won't get to choose if he wants to be Eagle. Time will not work in his favor. I presented a plan to him to earn Eagle by 18, told him I was there for him not only Scouting wise but also as his Church youth adviser and then I told him he had a week to think about it, pray about it and decide. Then I clearly told his guardians by telling him that no one can force him to Eagle. He must choose. I told him either way I expect him to be active in Scouts because Scouting is fun and we have had a ton of fun lately.
This boy has a lot of challenges one of which is a brain tumor which he will be having surgery for soon. Other includes parent drama that keeps nagging at him. But the kid is a solid kid and a typical teenager. Some have forgotten what teenagers are like. I like him a lot. He is the voice of a lot of "little men" in my group. He sticks up for those who don't always want to share their voice.