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

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7 Comments

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

  3. 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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