A Father’s Day salute to Scouting dads

Where would we be without our Scouting dads?

They sacrifice time, money and precious vacation days for the betterment of packs, troops, teams, crews, posts and ships across the country and around the world.

From 1992 to 2002 — my youth Scouting years — my dad, Don, introduced me to the adventure of Scouting. Treks at Philmont, winter camps in East Texas and national jamborees in Virginia turned me into a lifelong advocate for this movement.

Retention? Never a problem in the Wendell household. Once I learned my dad is an Eagle Scout, I knew I’d work to become one as well.

What I didn’t know then but know now is that Scouting gave me a foundation on which I built a life. College, a job, a family — it all can be traced to that first pack meeting with my dad.

And here’s what’s cool: I’m not alone here.

Scouting dads everywhere have experienced the power of Scouting with their sons and daughters. And in honor of Father’s Day, I wanted to share a few photos of these super Scouting dads.

Take a look, and then leave your own Father’s Day thoughts in the comments section below.

Don and Bryan
Don and Bryan at Gilwell Park in England
John and Jennifer
John and Jennifer
Steve, Becky and Anna
Steve, Becky and Anna
Matt and Noah
Matt and Noah
Dustin, Flo, Shane, Ian and Tatiana
Dustin, Flo, Shane, Ian and Tatiana
Rick and Ethan
Rick and Ethan
Chuck and Theo
Chuck and Theo
Chuck and Andrew
Chuck and Andrew
Jim and Jonah
Jim and Jonah
William and his son
William and his son
Mark, Kailen and Caiden
Mark, Kailen and Caiden
Leonard and Doug
Leonard and Doug
Tom and Cameron
Tom and Cameron
Dad and Jacob
Dad and Jacob
Jake and Warren
Jake and Warren
Vince and Austin
Vince and Austin
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Bryan Wendell, an Eagle Scout, is the founder of Bryan on Scouting and a contributing writer.