Tribe of the Golden Eagle
Golden Eagle is a special leadership program at the Coronado Area Council’s Dane G. Hansen Scout Reservation. Its purpose is to reinforce the principles of the Scout Oath and Law and to encourage continued participation in Scouting (with special emphasis on the long-term Summer Resident Camp experience) by developing and recognizing youth and adult camp leaders.
Golden Eagle accomplishes its purposes by affording its member an initial and on-going opportunity for introspection on Scouting values, as well as, practical application of those ideals. The air of mystery, the pageantry of ceremonies, the color and trapping of Native American material culture, the increased self-esteem developed by succeeding at difficult tasks and recognition gained through growth in responsibility are all key ingredients of the appeal of Golden Eagle.
Golden Eagle can be described as a program “OF, BY, and FOR camp” . . . and while its basic activity is found in camp, Golden Eagle’s ideals extend to a member’s activities throughout the year and on into later life. This proud heritage and tradition is renewed each time a wide-eyed young Scout enters the tapping ring and leaves to begin the trail to the inner circle of the Tribe of Golden Eagle.