glaserjf 3 / 14 Nov 17, 2010 #1This is my 150 word essay about my extracurricular activity. Please be critcal. Any input will be helpful. It is at 150 words. Thanks!"Becoming an Eagle Scout isn't so much about knot tying or wilderness survival. It's about facing challenges and learning leadership skills," my Dad had told me more than once.On my trail to Eagle, earning my Swimming Merit Badge was the toughest challenge I have encountered.Camp Thunder Ridge sits on a mountain at 9,000 feet in Brian Head, Utah. The mountain lake, used for water activities, was extremely cold. Other campers tried to swim in the lake on the first day, but gave up. I braved 6 days of hour-long swim sessions, in freezing, numbing water. After each session, I'd have to walk the mile back to my camp site, shivering, cold and wet. Many times, while treading water, or swimming laps, I thought about quitting. But, I didn't.After earning this merit badge, by enduring those difficult conditions, I learned, through perseverance and determination, I can accomplish anything.