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.