A Parent Uncovers Opportunity in Scouting

Admittedly, I reluctantly joined BSA as a parent. What I found was opportunity to influence youth, parents, and organizations. I learned so much from BSA, their material, teaching, interaction with other adults. Finding cohesion with others purposed for young people’s opportunity to succeed, and fail safely, was amazing. The greatest memories reveal the difference between the young people entering Scouts, and the amazing adults resulting from opportunities, encouragement, challenge and experience. Dangers persist. I understand the risk and difficulty problems BSA has encountered. The greatest asset is vigilant leaders. BSA continues to reveal great individuals hidden within our youth. Merely given opportunity, they will succeed.

Submitted by: William Redman of Rochester, New York