Shared by Brian Vann
Scouts, BSA offers boys and girls the opportunity to build leadership skills, develop strong character and learn how to provide service to their communities. These teachings and the Scouts’ philosophy of developing boys and girls led me to introduce scouting to my sons. Brian, Jr., 10, is a Webelos and Layson, 7, is a Tiger.
I decided to lead my oldest son’s Tiger Den four years ago. As a leader in the Scouting program, I learned how the organization impacts our young people. After two years of leadership at the Den level, I moved to lead the entire Pack as the Cubmaster. As a Cubmaster, I plan the programming for our Pack meetings and help our Den Leaders deliver the Scouting program to our youth.
Reflecting on my time in Scouts, the program has impacted me just as much as it impacts the youth. Watching the youth learn and develop character, service attitudes, and honor inspires me.