The Words of the Yang Family

Three Unificationist Second Generation Young People are honored as Eagle Scouts!

Michael Jenkins
June 20, 2003

Dear Family,

In the midst of the victorious providence in the Elder Son Nation, it is exciting to see the responsibility taken by Scoutmaster Jim Boothby and these three fine young men. J. Baer, David Moffitt and Pablo Rivera have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. This accomplishment inspires our True Parents and our family members throughout America.

We commend them and extend our congratulations and gratitude to them and their families for setting this important example in outstanding achievement. The Boy Scout experience for young people is one that teaches faith in God, responsibility, moral values and discipline leading toward happy and productive lives as patriots for our nation. To become an Eagle Scout takes significant time, diligence and sacrifice to complete. It is not easy and therefore it is highly respected throughout the world.

Again, we congratulate these young men and hope their example will inspire our second generation youth to follow this path as well as the larger path to become True Sons and Daughters of God under the blessing of our True Parents.

Congratulations. Thank you to our Second Generation who are the future leaders of America and the World!!


Dr. Chang Shik Yang
Continental Director
North America

Rev. Michael Jenkins

President Michael Jenkins

Dear Michael,

I am writing to let you know that the three 2nd Gens in the photos have just achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. As you probably know, only about three percent of all Scouts make it all the way to Eagle and so attaining that rank is a noteworthy accomplishment.

It would mean a great deal to them to receive a brief note of congratulations from you. All three are planning to join STF this year.

J. Baer and David Moffitt

Pablo Rivera

The Eagle Court of Honor for all three will be held on July 23rd in Landover Hills, Maryland. At that ceremony the Eagle award will be pinned on them by their mothers, in accordance with Scouting tradition, and the letters of commendation will be read. We would certainly be honored if you were able to attend, but we know how busy your schedule is.

This is an historic event. Troop 1212 of which they are members, is the first Boy Scout troop chartered by the Unification Church in the United States and these three are the first Eagles to graduate from that troop. A statement of each boy's plans, goals, and achievements is attached.

Please forward any correspondence to me at my address on the letterhead, and I will bring them to the event.

Thank you for your consideration. On Behalf of Troop 1212,

Laurence Baer

J. Isaac Baer

My future plans

My immediate future plans are not the norm among graduating high school seniors. Unlike the majority of my classmates, almost all of whom are either going into college, the work force, or military service, I plan on devoting either one or two years of my life to public service.

I will be working with an organization called Service for Peace, conducting and participating in various community service projects in the United States and hopefully abroad as well. During this time, I hope to work on building my individual character and strengthening my spirituality. During this time, I also hope to develop good organizational habits and learn how to focus my energies more efficiently.

Hopefully I will be better prepared for college, which I plan on attending after my year(s) of service. I think the year(s) off will help me decide a little more clearly what I want to study in college and more importantly, what I want to do with the rest of my life. After college, I plan to get married and start a family.

My life goals

My life goals are rather unclear at the moment. I know that I want to get married and raise a family. I know that I want to make a difference in the world and in people's lives. I want to be successful. These things are very important, but also vague at this time.

I know I want to make a difference, but right now, I am not quite sure through what means. I have so many various interests: computer science/engineering, music, teaching, government and politics. I am hoping I will be able to sift through my various interests and pinpoint one which I will be able to follow and gain/give a lot while still enjoying it.

Achievements and Awards

High School Academic Achievement - Atholton High School, Columbia, MD
On 4.00 scale
          GPA: 3.81
          Class Rank: 22 / 278
On 5.00 scale
          GPA: 4.31
          Class Rank: 15 / 278

School Involvement

Music Department

Symphonic Wind Ensemble (2 years)

Best Overall Band

1st Place Concert Band AAA division

1st Place Sight reading

Superior Rating

Marching Band (2 years)(Section Leader)

Best Music - USSBA Championships

Concert Band (9th and 10th grade)(Section Leader)

Jazz Band (Lead Alto)

1st Place Jazz Band AAA division

1st Place Sight Reading

Best Sax section

Best Trumpet Section

Best Rhythm Section

Superior Rating


Best Overall Orchestra

1st place Orchestra

Superior Rating

Concert Choir

Best Overall Choir

1st place concert choir AA division

Superior Rating

Men's Choir

Men's Quartet

1st place barbershop quartet

Superior Rating

Saxophone Quartet (Leader)

Jazz Combo (Leader)

Drama Department

Into the woods (Rapunzel's Prince)

Bye Bye Birdie (Quartet, Trainman, numerous other characters)

Tech Work

ITA (Information Technology Academy)

Summer Internship at Arch Wireless


Cross Country (Varsity-3 yrs, Captain 1 yr)

Varsity Indoor Track (JV-1 yr, Varsity-2 yrs)

Varsity Outdoor Track (JV-1 yr, Varsity-3 yrs, Captain-1 yr)

NHS (National Honors Society)

SGA (Student Government Association)

One year in class SGA

Representative of our school to the Board of Education

Media center assistant

Out of School Involvement

Church Youth Group (Senior Leader)

Boy Scouts of America (Troop Guide/Patrol Leader/Senior Patrol Leader)

Eagle Scout

Elected into the Order of the Arrow

Ironman Award for winning a quadrathalon (swimming, running, orienteering, shooting sports)

Life Guarding

I have spent my last few summers participating on "service tours" where we traveled the United States and overseas doing service projects and promoting abstinence

Last summer I worked with an inner city day care center

Full time older brother, roll model, and baby sitter to 3 younger siblings



16 Quarters on Honor Roll

Honor Roll Award for Academic Excellence

Qualified for the Maryland Distinguished Scholar Award

Inducted into the NHS

Skipped a grade


Scholar Athlete

Athletic Award


Louis Armstrong Jazz Award


Voted Homecoming King

6 AP classes

Independent correspondence College level French 3 course (first student admitted to do so at Atholton High School)

David MacArthur Moffitt

My life goals

In the future I plan on getting married and having kids of my own some day. But before that I will probably do some field-medic work for two years in the Air Force. After that who knows, I might be a doctor or a teacher.

All I know is that I want to help people and have a job that does just that. My Dad always says, "It doesn't matter what you do for a living, you could be a garbage man or a lawyer. All that matters is that you be a righteous person. Be someone who is righteous and is always true to himself." He also says don't be a garbage man or a lawyer.

After all is said and done, and my kids have left to collage and I'm old and wrinkly, I would like to be remembered by people as someone who lived for the sake of others. That is a noble accomplishment in itself, but most of all I want God and my parents to be proud of me. I want to have lived a life with as few regrets as possible.

A few accomplishments so far

Some of the things I have done in my life include working on Service For Peace projects. We cleaned up parks in Washington DC and painted schools. The public works administrator of Washington DC said that Service For Peace had saved the city more than $400,000 in expenses that would have had to come from their budget.

During the summer of 2000 I worked on a service project in Honduras for the International Relief Friendship Foundation (IRFF). We went to Isla Guanaha, an island north of Honduras that had been devastated by Hurricane Mitch. We helped rebuild houses, cleaned up trash and planted trees that had been knocked around by the hurricane.

That same summer I joined the Pure Love Alliance (PLA) tour which went to New York, Detroit, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chicago and Atlanta. We were 400 teenagers who marched and put on rallies around the country, promoting sexual abstinence before marriage and fidelity within marriage. When we weren't marching and doing pro-purity street performances, we did a lot of public service projects such as picking up trash in neighborhoods, painting schools and planting flowers and trees in parks.

In Boy Scouts I have been a senior patrol leader for two terms and a patrol leader for one term. During that time I had to overcome many obstacles and challenges, such as getting the guys to trust and respect me and also taking ownership over the troop. I learned that in order to have ownership of something you must do three things: be responsible, be accountable and be able to take initiative to get things done.

Pablo Rivera

Statement of My Ambitions and Life Purpose
I want to spend my life career helping people with money. To do this I will become a financial advisor and later on in life, will provide people with an avenue to increase their money through the means of an investment or holding company I plan to start. My life purpose is to marry, raise a family, offer something to society and those around me, and help build the true world.

Leadership Positions

Class representative for student government 2000-2001 academic year.
President of student body 2001-2002 academic year.
Drill team from 1999-2002. Advanced in rank to Assistant Commanding Officer in '02.

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