Michael L. Goodnight (mlgnight@ATHENET.NET)
Fri, 16 Jun 1995 11:05:57 -0600
Shooting at a fixed target is only a step towards shooting
at a moving one, like a man.
Scouting for Boys(1908)
Make yourselves good scouts and good rifle shots in order to
protect the women and children of your country if it should ever
Scouting for Boys(1908)
We have all got to die some day; a few years more or less
of our lives don't much matter if by dying a year or two
sooner than we should otherwise do from disease we can help to
save the flag of our country from going under.
Scouting for Boys (1908)
Personally, I should like to see all Boy Scouts drilled.
I look upon the Movement as a further savings of the situation
for the nation in the future, and that it will pave the way
directly for its national service.
letter to Lord Meath (1910)
Our gallant fellows at the front are carrying their football training
into practice on the battlefield. They are 'playing the game' in all
Headquarters Gazette (1914)
THE IMPACT OF SCOUTING
Boy Scout Alumni are:
71% of football captains
65% of basketball captains
85% of student council presidents
88% of school newspaper editors
77% of editors of school annuals
75% of business managers of school publications
80% of junior class presidents
89% of senior class presidents
65% of college graduates
72% of Rhodes scholars
75% of Military Academy graduates
65% of U.S. Congress
85% of Airline Pilots
85% of F.B.I. Agents
26 of the first 29 astronauts.
11 of the 12 who walked on the moon.
108 of 172 astronauts were boy scouts.
Over half of the 108 attained Star, Life, or Eagle rank.
For every 100 Youths involved in Scouting:
12 will have their first contact with a church.
5 will earn their religious emblem.
1 will enter the clergy
1 will use Scout skills to save a life.
1 will use Scout skills to save his own life.
2 will become Eagle Scouts.
8 will enter professions first learned through the
Merit Badge system.
17 will become Scouting volunteers and pass their skills,
inspiration, and leadership to countless youth.
18 will develop hobbies that will give them lifelong
Only rarely will one ever appear in juvenile court.
And yet, SCOUTING reaches only 25% of the youth in the United States.
Note: These figures taken from the Jan/Feb. 1991 issue of Scouters Digest.
Michael L. Goodnight
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City