Recently, Eagle graduates of Troop 334 have been hitting the streets in the community handing out Scout recruiting flyers and talking with neighbors about their experiences in the troop. Now more than ever our young men are in need all of the life skills and education they can encounter to get ahead in this world. Some of our most recent Eagle’s have stated how grateful they are for all they have learned during their scouting time and are confident at how well advanced they feel when they look at some of their friends who did not experience scouting. They wanted to do something to give back, stay connected and ensure the troop goes on. Our young men are more busy now than in any other generation before trying to have it all and be all they can be. Our troop wants to get the message out that scouting isn’t just a thing… but more, who you become. We never want a young man to choose one passion over another and we are willing accept them 50% of the time rather than never.
While out in the neighborhood one of the Eagles approached a young man and his sister waiting in their driveway for their father. The Eagle handed the flyer to the young man and started chatting with him about what a troop does and the things a scout can learn. When the father came out, the young man exclaimed his excitement about the possibility of joining the troop. The Eagle conversed with Dad and passionately relived his younger days as a scout. The dad seemed interested and surprised at what he was hearing a troop was as opposed to what he thought a troop was. They promised to discuss joining later that day. Even if that young man doesn’t join our troop we hope he joins some troop. If he doesn’t join scouting we hope that either he or his father shares the story with people they know. Scouting isn’t for everyone, but you won’t know until you give it a chance. When the words are coming from someone who truly deep down in heart and soul tells you a story you know its true and even if it’s not the thing for you, you would hope that everyone sees Scouting is an amazing opportunity for any young man. There is so much to be gained for education, personal growth, and even in how you deal with friends and family.
Thank you to the Eagle’s who came out to handle this task. Keeping coming back, because once you’re a 334 scout your always a 334 scout!