Scouting is something that helped shape my character as a youth, and is something that I love and believe in as an adult. The relationships, experiences, and memories I've gotten from Scouting are priceless, and I feel blessed to have spent the last decade surrounded by the wonderful young men and women in our troop.
Scouting has contributed immensely to my growing up as a young man. I will encourage every young person out there to join the scout movement.
Our son's growth into a young man of good character and strong leadership skills was, in no small part, a result of his time in Scouting. He had great experiences in the outdoor program, particularly in wilderness backpacking, and developed confidence and self-reliance that he would not have been able to gain anywhere else.
I've learned patience, perseverance, and leadership and have benefited greatly from meeting many physical and mental challenges in arduous tasks. I cherish the memories of wilderness places visited and relationships that were strengthened by sharing the experiences.