The Thanksgiving Holiday has once again come to those of us in the United States. As I prepare to join my family in the annual turkey dinner I look back on my years in Scouting and discover there are a lot of things to be thankful for over the last three decades with the troop. I am thankful…
…for the ten great boys who are now members of Troop 68. They are full of energy and fun times.
…for the over 230 boys who have been Scouts in Melrose since I became a leader of the troop in 1980.
…for a fantastic assistant scoutmaster named Eymard, who has worked by my side for over twenty years.
…for a committee who is dedicated to the program and do the things needed to be done to provide the program for the Scouts.
…for past committee members and assistant scoutmasters for providing the leadership and program in the past three decades.
…for the seventeen young men who had the drive and desire to complete Scouting’s highest honor by earning the rank of Eagle Scout while I have been their scoutmaster.
…for the readers of this, A Scoutmaster’s Blog, and the fans of the two podcasts I am involved with: Melrose Scouting Productions and The Leader’s Campfire.
…for all the new Scouting friends I have met online through the internet forums, podcasts, and Skype connections.
…for all the Scouts who grew up and moved on with their lives but still stay in touch and remain good friends.
…for a family that supports my Scouting “habit”, and understands when I miss the occasional family gathering.
I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving holiday and safe holiday weekend.