We have some family friends that we’ve known for generations. Literally. My grandmother and my friend, Jessica’s, grandfather went to school together in the 1930s.
Our families have been woven together so long, we sometimes we forget that we aren’t related! 🙂
I want to share a Cub Scout story that comes from our dear friends.
Jessica has a son named Matthew who is the same age as my son, Grant. Matthew is a Cub Scout too. Check out their then and now pictures! What cuties!
This story is really about Matthew’s grandfather (and Jessica’s dad), Geneo Anderson. Geneo attended Matthew’s Blue and Gold Banquet a few weeks ago. As he reflected on the banquet the next day, he wrote down some profound insights that he had about Scouting. He shared these on Facebook, where I saw them.
Geneo’s words remind me of why we want our boys to be involved in Scouting. This sentence in particular spoke to me:
“There are many good programs that can help coach a boy, but few are so purposeful in their directives to help form a life with family and community.”
I asked Geneo if I could share his thoughts with you, and he kindly agreed.
A huge thank you goes out to Geneo Anderson for recognizing the value of Scouting and the commitment of all Cub Scout parents and for allowing me to share this.
Another big thank you to the parents of the Cub Scouts in Matthew’s pack for allowing me to share their sons’ pictures here.
Yours in Scouting,
P.S. Share why you think Scouting is important! Just leave a comment below.