Scouts Then and Now: How to submit your photos

Scouting changes young people in ways you can’t see.

They become more confident, better leaders and more prepared for whatever life sends their way. That much we know.

But today I’m interested in the changes you can see.

Introducing “Scouts Then and Now,” a new feature on Bryan on Scouting. Send me two photos of your Scouts: One in their early years (Cub Scouts, Tenderfoot Boy Scouts) and one in their later years (Life Scout, Eagle Scout, Venturer).

Think of it as an extension of my Eagle Scout project before-and-after series.

I’ll post the young person’s first name, home state and the side-by-side photos in a future blog post. Scroll to the end of this post for instructions.

By the way, that’s me above as a Cub Scout and as an Eagle Scout. Not exactly then and now but then and later. Here’s another great example I saw on Twitter:

How to send in your photos

  1. Send me two photos: one from the young person’s early Scouting years and another from his or her later Scouting years. I’ll combine the photos into one side-by-side image, so don’t worry about that step.
  2. Include the young person’s first name and home state.
  3. Send them as attachments to with the subject line “Scouts Then and Now.”


  1. I sent in my pictures of my amazing son, Matthew Naegele. I could not narrow it down to two. I am a proud mom of my amazing Eagle Scout! I loved walking beside him in Scouts watching him go from a little boy to a man!

  2. We are having a Troop Union in April and will submit some photos. All of the former Boy Scouts are Men now with young families of their own. As their old Scout Master, I am really looking forward to seeing these young men and learning what they have been doing since we last were together about 15-18 years ago!

  3. Great idea, made me smile to see these early and later Scout pics. Thanks for sharing these, looking forward to seeing others’ pairings in the future.

  4. Just sent in two photos of me one from when I was a cub and another as an adult. Both where taken at Camp Attakapa in Jena, La

  5. I sent my sons pictures my three sons. Tiger, Bear ans Webelo. then all three of my Eagles and the Tigers Eagle Court of Honor.

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