Monday, November 22, 2010


As a parent, I have been truly blessed by my sons' participation in their local Boy Scout Troop. Through David and Patrick's involvement with Troop 757, they have made great friends as well as growing in maturity, leadership, confidence, toughness, honor, responsibility, physical fitness, and independence.

Some of the highlights of their years in Scouting include a 12 mile hike, annual summer camps, leading cub scouts during day camps, overnight canoe trips, first place in camporee competitions, camping out in the snow, mastering Morse code, a trip to Ship Island, and working towards earning historical merit badges.

David has also gotten to participate in the National Jamboree and be inducted into the Order of the Arrow, which is the BSA honor society.

Boy Scouts of America is a good organization with a hundred year history of raising leaders, but I have to say, that we are especially blessed by an exceptionally outstanding troop. I know I'm a bit prejudiced since my husband is a leader, but truly, the troop leadership determines the personality of the group and can lead a group of boys to levels of achievement that go beyond the expected to the excellent. Troop 757's Scout Master and Assistant Scout Masters are committed to helping the troop become a Scout led troop, one comprised of boys on their way to becoming real who will be true leaders and heroes of our nation one day.

For these reasons and more, I am thankful for Boy Scout Troop 757 on this 22nd day of November.

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