While growing up in East Texas, my parents got me involved in Scouts. I have great memories of Cub Scout activities like the Scout Fair and the Pinewood Derby. After crossing over into Boy Scouts, I learned valuable life skills such as cooking and learning to swim. I was exposed to many things that I would not have been otherwise – such as climbing and rappelling on a man-made mountain at Summer Camp, and traveling to Washington, D.C. & Virginia for a National Jamboree.
I earned merit badges – from basics like First Aid, to really fun ones like Horsemanship. I was exposed to my future career path while earning Communications merit badge. I was shown by example the importance of service to others alongside role model Scoutmasters and other adults.
Troop 890 is a great organization. I am proud to have my son involved in a troop with such great traditions. With many involved, trained leaders teaching and demonstrating the ideals of Scouting, the troop is locally carrying out the mission of the Boy Scouts of America – to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.