A Haiku - Scouting
A Haiku - Scouting
All based on honor,
Scouting grows boys to good men.
Scout Law the pattern.
They add growing strength,
mental awareness, service,
moral resolves, too.
They sample life's fields.
Goals and achievements combine.
Eagles testing wings.
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Scouting in America
Is it possible that more than 100 years ago in 1907 founder Lt. General Robert Baden-Powell caught the global vision of what scouting would bring to so many boys who would become better men for their scouting experiences?
There is no single program that I am aware of which has done so much for boys in the last 100+ years.
Boys working on merit badges under the leadership of dedicated men can get a glimpse of as many as 138 meaningful topics which can help them to discover fields they might be interested in pursuing further in college or as lifetime hobbies.
The participation of boy scouts in their communities has made a greater sense of community, in many cases making their communities safer and more cohesive.
Teaching these boys a sense of honor, excellence, faith, obedience, service, alertness, as well as physical and mental well-being and accomplishment, all of those benefits can come through sound and active scouting programs.
The expenses are small and no one has ever attempted to come up with an over-all benefit from this outstanding program. Many of America's leaders of tomorrow will point back to Boy Scouts of America with understandable pride.
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