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Scouts Then and Now, Chapter 4: 73 inspiring sets of photos

Look at photos of the same Scout or Venturer — once in his or her early Scouting years and once later in life. The visible changes will be obvious.

The nonvisible changes, such as more confidence, better character and stronger leadership skills, exist just out of view.

This life-changing power of Scouting inspired Scouts Then and Now, a Bryan on Scouting blog series. The premise is simple. I 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).

I have received nearly 400 submissions and am working through them in the order received. (So there’s no need to resend your photos.) Even with the huge response, more is always better. Here’s how to submit your photos.

I’m pleased to say Chapter 4 of Scouts Then and Now is the biggest yet. Here’s the latest batch of 73 inspiring sets of photos.

Zachary from Texas

Zachary from Texas

Vincent, Ethan, Lucas, Ryan, Matthew and CJ from Texas

Vincent, Ethan, Lucas, Ryan, Matthew and CJ from Texas

Tyler from Missouri

Tyler from Missouri

Trevor from Oklahoma

Trevor from Oklahoma

Tim, Zach and Max from Colorado

Tim, Zach and Max from Colorado

Tim from Minnesota

Tim from Minnesota

Tim from Florida

Tim from Florida

Thomas from Illinois

Thomas from Illinois

Thad from Utah

Thad from Utah

Stephen from Virginia

Stephen from Virginia

Spencer from Illinois

Spencer from Illinois

Spencer from Florida

Spencer from Florida

Sheldon from Virginia

Sheldon from Virginia

Seth from Virginia

Seth from Virginia

Seth from Colorado

Seth from Colorado

Seth from Arkansas

Seth from Arkansas

Sarah from Kansas

Sarah from Kansas

Ryan from Texas

Ryan from Texas

Ryan from Pennsylvania

Ryan from Pennsylvania

Richie from California

Richie from California

Patrick from Texas

Patrick from Texas

Nicolas from North Carolina

Nicolas from North Carolina

Nathan from California

Nathan from California

Max from Virginia

Max from Virginia

Matthew from Ohio

Matthew from Ohio

Matthew from North Carolina

Matthew from North Carolina

Matthew from Idaho

Matthew from Idaho

Mark from Georgia

Mark from Georgia

Lucas from Pennsylvania

Lucas from Pennsylvania

Kyle from New Jersey

Kyle from New Jersey

Kevin and Jesse from Iowa

Kevin and Jesse from Iowa

Kameron from Ohio

Kameron from Ohio

Kam from Idaho

Kam from Idaho

Kailen, Caiden and their dad Mark from Georgia

Kailen, Caiden and their dad Mark from Georgia

Jude from Florida

Jude from Florida

Johnny from Connecticut

Johnny from Connecticut

John from North Carolina

John from North Carolina

Jason from Texas

Jason from Texas

Jason from Pennsylvania

Jason from Pennsylvania

Jason from North Dakota

Jason from North Dakota

Jai from New Jersey

Jai from New Jersey

Jacob from Pennsylvania

Jacob from Pennsylvania

Hunter from North Carolina

Hunter from North Carolina

Hunter from Missouri

Hunter from Missouri

Hunter from Kentucky

Hunter from Kentucky

Grant from Ohio

Grant from Ohio

Ethan from Michigan

Ethan from Michigan

Eric from Texas

Eric from Texas

Emily from Massachusetts

Emily from Massachusetts

Dominic from California

Dominic from California

Devon and Jason from West Virginia

Devon and Jason from West Virginia

Dakota from Oklahoma

Dakota from Oklahoma

Cory from Georgia

Cory from Georgia

Cooper from Tennessee

Cooper from Tennessee

Coleman from New Hampshire

Coleman from New Hampshire

Carson from New York

Carson from New York

Cameron and Dad from Ohio

Cameron and Dad from Ohio

Camden from Florida

Camden from Florida

Brendan from North Carolina

Brendan from North Carolina

Brandyn from Massachusetts

Brandyn from Massachusetts

Brandon, Tyler and Jacob from Missouri

Brandon, Tyler and Jacob from Missouri

Brandon from Hawaii

Brandon from Hawaii

Bob from New Jersey

Bob from New Jersey

Blake from Virginia

Blake from Virginia

Bennett and Jason from Missouri

Bennett and Jason from Missouri

Benjamin, Jaeden and Nicholas from North Carolina

Benjamin, Jaeden and Nicholas from North Carolina

Ben and Keegan from Texas

Ben and Keegan from Texas

Anthony from Hawaii

Anthony from Hawaii

Andrew from North Carolina

Andrew from North Carolina

Andrew from Maryland

Andrew from Maryland

Alex from Maryland

Alex from Maryland

Adam and Marc from Maryland

Adam and Marc from Maryland

Abdelnasser, Emilio and Juan Diego from Puerto Rico

Abdelnasser, Emilio and Juan Diego from Puerto Rico

Send in your photos and see more

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

7 Comments on Scouts Then and Now, Chapter 4: 73 inspiring sets of photos

  1. JOHN W OWEN SR // May 16, 2016 at 7:58 pm // Reply

    The power of Scouting. Growing from youth to manhood and beyond. Onward, upward, ever forward. Let Scouting’s values follow you all the days of you life.
    Blessings on all.
    Eagle Class of ’62,

  2. Abigail Ferguson // June 7, 2016 at 6:12 pm // Reply

    Thanks so much for using Cooper from Tennessee. What a wonderful decade + of Scouting our family had.

  3. Gene Hoffman // June 20, 2016 at 7:46 am // Reply

    I sent in pictures but have not seen them posted. How long does it take?

    • Bryan Wendell // June 20, 2016 at 8:01 am // Reply

      I get to them as I have time. Thanks, Gene.

  4. Bryan, it has been over 2 months

  5. Bryan, did you receive my pictures?

  6. Hi hope to see the next set of scouts! I sent my sons picture so will look for it in a future set of scout pics! Thanks!

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