Happy Friday! A Scouting endorsement from a Super Bowl-winning mascot, plus other good news from this week

Kansas City Chiefs mascot "KC Wolf"
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“I know that (Scouting) is making a positive impact in the lives of so many young people in our communities around this great country of ours,” says KC Wolf, the mascot of the Super Bowl-winning Kansas City Chiefs.

(What is it about mascots and Scouting, by the way?!?)

KC, real name Dan Meers, spoke at a Scouting fundraising event this week. Don’t let the costume fool you, though. Meers sounds like a very smart, insightful guy.

“Your life is like a coin; you can spend it any way you wish, but you can spend it only one time,” he said. “So, spend it wisely.”

Read more about the event and KC Wolf’s part in it in this story from the Jefferson News Tribune.

Scouts BSA unit returns to Fort Hood

After being forced to miss their traditional outing to Fort Hood, the Scouts of Troop 1001 finally got to go back, and it sounds like they made the most of the process.

The Scouts started their day with meeting several tankers who allowed the visitors to a look inside of a M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank. They also received an opportunity to observe a live fire exercise conducted by 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, and the chance to actually climb inside an Abrams tank to learn more about how it operates.

Read more about the visit in this story from the Fort Hood Herald.

Newspaper columnist attends Scout meeting for first time 60 years, finds core principles have not changed

“It was the first time since my brother and I were in a troop at Park Place way back in the 1950s,” writes Rick Bramwell. “Scouts then were high adventure. Nothing has changed.”

Read more about Rick’s visit, and his interview with the current leaders, in his column from The Herald Bulletin in Central Indiana.

Scouts participate in Stop the Bleed workshop

Controlling the bleeding of someone who is seriously injured is only part of the first-aid process, but it’s one of the most important parts.

Scouts from Long Beach, New York, learned how to control bleeding by applying pressure at a special workshop at a local hospital.

Learn more about their experience in this story from Rockville Centre, N.Y.

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Aaron Derr is the senior editor of Scout Life and Scouting magazines, and also a former Cubmaster and Scouts BSA volunteer.