Maryland mom raised all seven of her sons to become Eagle Scouts

Talk about setting the bar high.

Mary Agnes Lewis, 86, was honored by the Baltimore Area Council earlier this month as its first Eagle Scout Mom of the Year.

Her accomplishment? Helping all seven of her sons achieve the Eagle Scout Award.

She received her award — “a very shocking surprise,” she called it — at the council’s second-annual Eagle Scout Mom Thank You Reception.

I can’t wait to see who they give the award to next year, as seven Eagles in one family isn’t something you find every day.

Lewis and her husband, Fred, have 10 children, and all seven boys earned Scouting’s highest rank. As reported in this article in the Baltimore Sun, the youngest son is now 42 and the oldest 62. They live as far away as Arizona. But during the Eagle Mom reception, each talked about his Eagle project as if it had just been completed. And each expressed his gratitude to the woman who made it all possible.

On Mother’s Day, what a great reminder that almost everyone who earns the Eagle Scout rank, myself included, had the help of a phenomenal mom to get him there. 

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Thanks to Jeff Griffin, field director in the Baltimore Area Council, for the blog post idea.

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