True. As most FReepers know, an Eagle Scout project is something far beyond a few hours "community service". It's a whole program designed to teach young men how to organize, plan and execute a major community project. Everything is logged, teaching them organization and good business practices as part of the goal behind the project.
As a former Scout and also a former Scoutmaster for 15 years, I'm grateful for the support of so many good folks who stood by us, there is no shortage of criticism and attacks on the BSA but we used to tell the boys that that sort of thing "just builds character". One of them said, "Then Boy Scouts will have enough character for the whole country".
They stayed with us all the way through HS, pretty gutsy in today's PC world. Since the WOT, six of our Eagle Scouts have served in combat in Iraq, three are still serving, does this tell you something about character? They didn't bat an eye when they joined up either. This is what America is all about. Don't forget them, nor what the Boy Scouts of America stands for.
Naughty! You forgot: as with the US Marines, so with Boy Scouts.
"Once a Scout, Always a Scout."
> This is what America is all about. Don’t forget them, nor what the Boy Scouts of America stands for.
“They stayed with us all the way through HS, pretty gutsy in today’s PC world.”
Just a few short years ago the Boy Scouts were emblematic for all that was right with the US. The left have attempted to villify them throughout all of society and to poison their names, as they have done with anything that stands in the way of their perversions and attempts at government control/dependence.
God bless the Boy Scouts. And may they continue to do the same.