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.