I recently received an email from Richard Bennett, the author of a new book called “Everything I need To Know I Learned In Boy Scouts“. It is the story of Troop 826 during the 1960′s and 1970′s. According to the website:
Former Scout Richard Bennett chronicles the history and stories of BSA Troop 826, a ragtag collection of neighborhood boys from Irving, Texas, who quickly grew up in the North Texas area, and needed the direction provided by Scoutmaster Warren Street and other adult volunteers.
Bumps, bruises, and life lessons were the order of the day in the North Texas troop. No cell phones, video games, air conditioning, or televisions allowed! Boy vs Nature, first-time experiences away from the familiarity of home, success stories as well as the not-so-successful; it’s all here. See what can happen when young men are given an opportunity to advance in life on the practice field known as “Scouting.”
It looks like it could be an interesting book. I was a Boy Scout in the mid 1970′s. I wonder if it could bring back any memories for me. The book can be ordered from the website at http://www.richjbennett.com/index.html . Check it out.
By the way, here is the video on YouTube promoting the book: