Justice Boston grew up hearing gunshots and seeing the red-and-blue lights of police cars on his street.
Scouting offered a way out.
Justice, an Eagle Scout, shares his story in a powerful new video from the National Capital Area Council.
“I hated the fact that I grew up in a single-parent household,” Justice said. “I got into a lot of unnecessary trouble that I shouldn’t have been in. Scouting was my outlet.”
Without Scouts, Justice found himself dwelling on all “the sad things in my life.”
But with Scouts, “I realized that I could be somebody. That’s when I started thinking about my future.”
Others noticed how Scouting was changing Justice for the better. Everett Boston, Justice’s grandfather, “watched him become one heck of a good man.”
You can watch, too, in the video below.
It’s a reaffirmation of why volunteers like you have dedicated so much time and effort to the Scouting movement. Because, as proven by young people like Justice, Scouting really works.