I enjoy reading articles about the good that Scouting does across the nation and around the world. I also like reading quotes from well know people who are not afraid to talk about the positive aspects of the Scouting program. I wish the national office would somehow use these quotes to counter the negative publicity that we see so much in the media these days.
“The Boy Scouts of America stands for a set of principles. These principles have a lot of staying power. The values you learn as a Scout are like a compass. They can help you find your way through difficult and sometimes unchartered terrain. The principles of Scouting give you a sense of what’s important. I feel I owe the Boy Scouts a great deal, both personally and professionally.” Bill Bradley, former U.S. senator, New Jersey
“The Boy Scouts of America has something going for it that all the government welfare programs in America can’t match: success. Besides families and religion, Scouting is probably this country’s single best program for building character in boys, and has been for nearly a century.” The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
“Scouting exposes young men to people and experiences that encourage and nurture positive moral values. But we mustn’t take Scouting for granted. You can do nothing more important for young people today than to continue, or begin, your support of Scouting. I have never met anyone with devoted Scouting experience who was not a solid citizen, a loyal friend, and a patriot. We need more of them.” Wallace G. Wilkinson, former governor of Kentucky
“Following the Scout Law sounds like a game plan that would give us all a better chance for success in life—and I mean every area of life.” Zig Ziglar, author and motivational speaker
“I assure you of my own personal appreciation of Scouting as a magnificent experience and form of social and religious commitment.” His Holiness Pope John Paul II