Scouting taught me personal values of faith and integrity, breadth of interest, and the satisfaction of achievement. Perhaps more significant, it taught me the importance of belonging to a group and leadership skills. I credit Scouting with changing my young life for the better and for setting the tone for my future life. I am now in my 80s and have been fortunate to achieve much in life. I credit Scouting for a major share in helping me accomplish this. It is a unique organization and must be preserved for the good of our nation.
Submitted by: James A. Hackney, III of Washington, NC