“Many people tend to postpone their enjoyment of the stars because they are constantly with us, but…once you come to know [the stars], they never lose their appeal.” Helen Hogg
How often do we look at the things we do in Scouting in the same way we look at the stars? There are elements and aspects of what we do in Scouting that have been the same since time immemorial. Monthly campouts, service projects, even merit badges for many of us, have become old hat – we do them the way we have always done them, because that is the way you do them. However, much like the stars, if we would take the time to look at what each of those things has to offer in the way of building boys, our programs and activities will never lose their appeal and provide opportunities to build our young men socially, spiritually, and eternally. As we go into the active part of our Scouting year, may we all look at our “stars”differently and see what they have to offer for our youth. May Scouting never lose its appeal for you or for your youth!!
Thunder Ridge Scout Camp is making huge changes this year, to help Scouts “look at things differently.” Check out the facts on the new program HERE.
Author: Nick Hutchinson | Thunder Ridge Scout Camp Director | Orem District Executive, Utah National Parks Council