Fast-forward to new scout year - he had decided he was done with scouts - no reason, just didn't want to do it any more... My response was, well, that's nice -you have board in 3 hours, go get your book! (Because I'm a mean momma like that) After some studying with me and some discussion, I narrowed it down to he didn't want to do scouts any more because he didn't want to go before Board again, for fear of not making rank again. I decided that wasn't enough reason to quit, so off he went to scouts - prepared! He was a little nervous, but went before the boards and passed without any issues!! Suddenly, he doesn't want to quit scouts anymore - this week!
After getting rank, he was pretty excited about Court of Honor and progressing forward in ranks! He really does want to make Eagle, and I think now he realizes it is something that he is going to have to work hard for!