Eagle Scout Speaker Aaron Linsdau
Contact Aaron Linsdau, the 2nd American ever to ski to the South Pole alone, to receive a letter of recognition of your accomplishment in the Boy Scouts of America. He is an Eagle Scout, class of 1992, and always enjoys hearing from fellow Eagle Scouts.
Only a very small percentage of boys ever achieve the rank of Eagle Scout and you are to be commended for your achievement. Aaron learned many valuable lessons during his days as a Boy Scout. These skills and lessons help him reach the South Pole.
Aaron as a Keynote Speaker
Book Eagle Scout speaker Aaron Linsdau for your council dinner, Friend of Scouting fundraising dinner, Eagle recognition dinner, or your Eagle court of honor.
Be prepared is the Boy Scout motto. Eagle Scout speaker Aaron Linsdau will share his gripping talk on his experiences through Antarctica, Greenland, Patagonia and Yellowstone in the winter. Aaron spent years preparing for these expeditions. He has been to the worst places in the world.
Enjoy the experience through his speech titled You Can Ski Alone to the South Pole: Uncovering the Explorer Within.
Safety for Solo Exploration
Aaron focuses on safety and survival during his solo expeditions. His ultimate goal is to return safely, with all fingers and toes attached. He discusses the preparations he made for being alone for three months in Antarctica, climbing Denali alone, and other solo treks.
Boy Scouts are heavily invested in the buddy system to stay safe. Although many of Aaron’s expeditions are solo, he shares how he takes every precaution possible. He makes sure his audiences understands the importance of backup plans, communication, and evacuation management.
As an Exploration Merit Badge counselor, Aaron stresses the importance of safety and returning home alive. Aaron turned around on Denali in 2016 due to dangerous weather. Although he could have pushed to high camp, he did not want to endanger himself and others. Aaron met several climbers who lost fingers and toes to frostbite in 2016. He evaluated the risk and decided to return to climb another day.
Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory. — Ed Viesturs
Aaron did a fantastic talk for our Friend of Scouting fundraising dinner. —Adrian Hackett, Scout Executive for the West Tennessee Boy Scout Council
Aaron provided the perfect message for our scouting membership drive. — Rene Nadon, Sequim Troop 90
You have been the best speaker we’ve ever had. — Christopher Vaughn, Silver Beaver, San Diego/Imperial County Council
Eagle Scout Congratulations Letters
Aaron can provide letters of commendation for your Eagle Scout award. Please send requests three (3) weeks prior to your event to allow for mail delays and current expeditions. Please provide:
- Eagle’s name
- Eagle project
- Troop number
- Date of Eagle Rank (Board of Review)
- Date of Court of Honor
- Address to mail commendation letter to
Aaron can also provide a personalized & signed copy of his book, Antarctic Tears (print, audioCD, or MP3), for your Eagle at 20% discount off the retail list price with free shipping. This request must be made at least 3 weeks in advance for the materials to arrive on the date needed.
Please contact Aaron for details on how you want the book, CD, or MP3 audio signed to your Eagle Scout.