Editor,

This is an idea I have for an article: The benefits of scouting. First off, I would like to say that scouting has changed my life. I started as a Cub Scout and am now a Boy Scout. Scouting is a great way to learn life skills like effective communication and knot tying. I know some of you out there must be like “so what is the point?”

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Terence Y

Veer, thank you for your letter. It’s a nice, and welcome, change of pace. Have fun and continue to learn much stuff in the Boy Scouts you can’t learn in school. Stuff which will benefit you, and others, for the rest of your life... Good luck in advancing through the ranks – the journey is as much fun as earning the rank.

craigwiesner

Thanks Veer! An added bonus is that you get to be part of a community of people with common bonds. Deep and lasting friendships formed in groups like the Scouts are gifts that can enhance a lifetime.

willallen

That's for sure. Lessons learned do "enhance a lifetime." Well said. I still remember "on my honor I will do my best..."

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