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.