Scouts Then and Now, Chapter 5: 54 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 more than 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.

Chapter 5 of Scouts Then and Now includes 54 sets of photos. Here’s the latest batch:

Adam, Bryton and Nate from Washington
Adam, Bryton and Nate from Washington
Zachary from South Carolina
Zachary from South Carolina
Trey from Florida
Trey from Florida
Thomas from Texas
Thomas from Texas
Tanner from Missouri
Tanner from Missouri
Scouts of Pack 204, Coastal Georgia Council
Scouts of Pack 204, Coastal Georgia Council
Sam from Maryland
Sam from Maryland
Ryan from New Hampshire
Ryan from New Hampshire
Ryan from Florida
Ryan from Florida
Ronnie from Texas
Ronnie from Texas
Robert from Texas
Robert from Texas
Robert and Thomas from Massachusetts
Robert and Thomas from Massachusetts
Quinn from Connecticut
Quinn from Connecticut
Patrick from New Hampshire
Patrick from New Hampshire
Oscar from New York
Oscar from New York
Orion from Illinois
Orion from Illinois
Nick from Florida and Maine
Nick from Florida and Maine
Nicholas from California
Nicholas from California
Nathan from Nebraska
Nathan from Nebraska
Matthew from New Mexico
Matthew from New Mexico
Landry from Texas
Landry from Texas
Kynzee from Texas
Kynzee from Texas
Kyle and Jake from Ohio
Kyle and Jake from Ohio
Kenny from California
Kenny from California
Kazimer from Ohio
Kazimer from Ohio
Joshua from Pennsylvania
Joshua from Pennsylvania
Joshua from Ohio
Joshua from Ohio
Joshua from Maryland
Joshua from Maryland
Joseph from Vermont
Joseph from Vermont
Josean from Puerto Rico
Josean from Puerto Rico
Jake from Oregon
Jake from Oregon
Jacob from Georgia
Jacob from Georgia
Jack from California
Jack from California
Ian and Rowan from California
Ian and Rowan from California
Hunter and Gabe from Ohio
Hunter and Gabe from Ohio
Hansel from Singapore
Hansel from Singapore
Ethan from Tennessee
Ethan from Tennessee
Erik from California
Erik from California
Elijah from Oklahoma
Elijah from Oklahoma
Eddie from Wisconsin
Eddie from Wisconsin
Dylan from Louisiana
Dylan from Louisiana
Drew from Missouri
Drew from Missouri
David from Texas
David from Texas
Daniel from Texas
Daniel from Texas
Cooper and Nemo from California
Cooper and Nemo from California
Christopher from California
Christopher from California
Cameron from Indiana
Cameron from Indiana
Brennen from North Carolina
Brennen from North Carolina
Branden from Texas
Branden from Texas
Ben from Illinois
Ben from Illinois
Austin from Ohio
Austin from Ohio
Allen from Georgia
Allen from Georgia
Alexander from Texas
Alexander from Texas
Alex from Ohio
Alex from Ohio
Alex and Jon from Illinois
Alex and Jon from Illinois
Adem from West Virginia
Adem from West Virginia

Send in your photos and see more

Click here to send in your photos. Click here to see more in this series.

19 Comments

  1. Bryan, my son’s pictures are still not posted. I guess I will never see them on the “Scouts, now and Then”. I followed your instructions and emailed them to you 3 times. Sincerely, Gene

    • Hi, Gene. I have received them. Each time the email gets resent, I think it moves your submission to the top of the inbox, so when I work backwards I miss it.

  2. Thank you for posting. My son Joshua is still a very active scout and now brotherhood member of the OA. I am also now OA. Scouting has and continues to do great things for our family!

  3. Hi Bryan, Wanted to be sure you received my son’s pictures. I sent them to you in March 2016. I can resend, if need be. Thanks!!

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