Good statement. The Scouts was a way for me and my father to connect (I came along late in his life, 11 years after his last child) so my dad was much older and wasn't into camping and such as much. Scouts allowed me many opportunities, from learning how to be a man to taking a leadership course at Philmont. I hiked, camped, rapelled and canoed more in those few years that I have in all the years since.Originally Posted by deeddawg
Teaching kids to me is the most important job there is, period. Thank God there are teachers who are willing to work with kids, despite the fact they are not getting paid much for it.
I spoke with a hiking pal of mine last night and he has two sons. I explained to him that I would like to help out the Scouts again, but that I felt weird approaching them since I did not have a son (I have one daughter, and the wife and I decided we weren't going to have more kids). He explained that their troop had just lost 3 adult leaders, and that they really would be happy to have me help, and I plan to.
So for those of you without sons in Scouts, don't be reluctant to ask your friends who have sons in the Scouts if you can help out. As an Eagle Scout, I think it is my obligation to try and help others earn their rank.