Re: A place for YOUNG Eagles in scouting!
Arthur John Beaumont, Jr. (AJBEAU@WVNVM.BITNET)
Mon, 13 Sep 1993 22:09:35 EDT
Gino, your remarks hit especially close to home as I looked back over my
scouting experience. Having earned Eagle rank at 18, and being "distracted"
by college, marriage, professional school, and children; my nearly 20 year
absence from Scouting did not mean I had left Scouting behind. The positive
impact Scouting had on me at that time moulded those subsequent years in
subtle ways I did not see at the time. It was with this perspective, I felt
that it was very important that my son join Scouting. Over the past four
years in various positions in the pack, seeing Scouting from the adult leader
perspective, I have only now begun to appreciate how Scouting can shape a
young boy in a positive manner. As a Scout perhaps the forest was not visible
for the trees, but lifes experiences over 20 years have brought me back to
Scouting with an even greater enthusiasm.
John Beaumont, Webelos Den Leader
Mountaineer Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City