“It’s a little hard to say exactly what I learned in Boy Scouts. Certainly, I learned camping skills that I have enjoyed using ever since: skills ranging from selecting a good campsite to making a fire, from tying knots and throwing lashings to basic first aid, from using a map and compass to finding north with just what nature provides in the moss, the stars, and the sun. I know I improved my skills as at reading aloud to a group, and in public speaking. And, though I was far less aware of it when I was a teen, I learned the rudiments of how to lead: I realize that now, with the additional perspective of a few decades.”
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What did you learn as a Scout?
I am not quite as interested in what you did or where you went but what you learned and how you learned it. Dig deep and see if you can remember what you felt, what motivated you, and how you are using what you learned today.
Alan mentions ‘the perspective of a few decades’; turn that perspective on your own experience and tell us why it was important. Once again we all know the easy answers to this question; I am looking for your reflections on the experince of being a Scout you feel had the most influence on your life as an adult; leave a comment and tell us what you learned in Scouting.