My father earned his Eagle Scout in 1928 at the age of 15 1/2. He was a high school dropout, the oldest of eight living children in rural Arizona, and the 'man of the house' since his father died when he was 14, but he made Eagle.
When I joined BSA fifty years later, he often said, "I've forgotten more about scouting than you're going to learn." Now that I've looked back and read the original books and program, I know how right he was.
The scouting spirit he instilled in me may…Continue
I contacted everyone on ScoutFinder in the Sacramento metropolitan area and got some positive responses. I sent out an invitation to meet up at one of our city parks next Wednesday.
I'm nervous as all get-out, but I think it's time to see what we can do.
Wish me luck!