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Re: [at-l] Scouting and Growing Spirit in a Young Boy--Need a White Blaze
- Subject: Re: [at-l] Scouting and Growing Spirit in a Young Boy--Need a White Blaze
- From: SaraSW@aol.com
- Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 15:10:45 EDT
In a message dated 8/2/99 1:50:59 PM, HikingHope@aol.com writes:
>I just wonder if those of you who have had Scouting experiences find
>them of that great value in your life today.
Sometimes it's possible to have a great impact from scouting even when you're
not the scout. My brother was, and he got the whole family to go camping.
Being a teenage girl and having been taught by other girls that I was
"supposed" to be afraid of bugs, dirt, snakes, exertion, outdoors, etc., I
thought this would be a horrible vacation.
But good sense <vbg> won out and I loved it. My family camped from then on,
and we kids dayhiked for miles and miles every day. I watched with envy as my
brother became a member of Order of the Arrow and an Eagle Scout. My Girl
Scout troop didn't do anything fun. :-(
Every once in a while I thank my brother for starting it all. It certainly
changed my life forever.
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