Latest Posts

Scouts Then and Now, Chapter 2: 36 inspiring sets of photos

Scouting takes young people on a journey that changes them.

Some Scouts enter the program at age 6, 7 or 8 and stay in until they’re 16, 17 or 18. That means Scouting was a formative presence for more than half of their lives.

If we look at photos from those two phases of life, the visible changes will be obvious. The nonvisible changes — more confidence, better character, stronger leadership skills — are there, too.

That’s what inspired Scouts Then and Now, a new blog series. I’ll share two photos of the same Scout or Venturer: once in his or her early Scouting years (Cub Scout, younger Boy Scout, younger Venturer) and again in his or her later Scouting years (Life Scout, Eagle Scout, older Venturer).

The submissions have been rolling in, but it’s not too late to share your photos. Here’s how.

And now, let’s look at the second batch of 36 inspiring photos.

Ian from California

Ian from California

 

Brad from Minnesota

Brad from Minnesota

 

Cyle from New Mexico

Cyle from New Mexico

 

Caleb from Georgia

Caleb from Georgia

 

Max from Louisiana

Max from Louisiana

 

Stefano from Virginia

Stefano from Virginia

 

David from Texas

David from Texas

 

Skyler from Virginia

Skyler from Virginia

 

Ethan from Illinois

Ethan from Illinois

 

Kyle from California

Kyle from California

 

Carl from New York

Carl from New York

 

Nicholas and Jacob from Indiana

Nicholas and Jacob from Indiana

 

Francisco from Puerto Rico

Francisco from Puerto Rico

 

Aris from Pennsylvania

Aris from Pennsylvania

 

Andrew from Michigan

Andrew from Michigan

 

Rocky from New Jersey

Rocky from New Jersey

 

Isaiah from Pennsylvania

Isaiah from Pennsylvania

 

Justin from Ohio

Justin from Ohio

 

Trey from Missouri

Trey from Missouri

 

Kevin from Florida

Kevin from Florida

 

Andrew from Texas

Andrew from Texas

 

Billy from Nevada

Billy from Nevada

 

Rocco from Illinois

Rocco from Illinois

 

Charlie from Indiana

Charlie from Indiana

 

Logan from Maryland

Logan from Maryland

 

Charlie from California

Charlie from California

 

Tyler from Tennessee

Tyler from Tennessee

 

Jeff from Ohio

Jeff from Ohio

 

Joe from Louisiana

Joe from Louisiana

 

Dane from Iowa

Dane from Iowa

 

Dónal and Brendan from Oregon

Dónal and Brendan from Oregon

 

Graham from Mississippi

Graham from Mississippi

 

Brian from Florida

Brian from Florida

 

Alex from Massachusetts

Alex from Massachusetts

 

John from Virginia

John from Virginia

 

Jammie from Pennsylvania

Jammie from Pennsylvania

Send in your photos and see more

Click here to send in your photos. Click here to see more in this series.

4 Comments on Scouts Then and Now, Chapter 2: 36 inspiring sets of photos

  1. Trish Gushura // March 23, 2016 at 11:42 am // Reply

    These are awesome!!

  2. These are really neat to be able to see how they have grown & matured through the years . Love them all .

  3. And THIS is the reason that ribbon on the Eagle Scout Medal is Red White and Blue!

  4. A Fox twice over. // March 27, 2016 at 1:06 pm // Reply

    Bravo for Jeff from Ohio! Let us see more of the Scouts that never really grew up.

Join the conversation