I began scouting as a cub scout (Pack 212) at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Atlanta when I was 6 years old. I became a Boy Scout at the age of 11 and an Explorer Scout at 15. I worked toward attaining Eagle Scout, a rank I earned right before my 13th birthday. Both of my sons became Eagle Scouts, too.
I am adding this page just because I want to in the hopes of encouraging people to support scouting and enroll their children and grandchildren in the various programs the Scouts BSA offer –programs which now include girls at each level of scouting.
Among many activities in which I participated over the years were the World Jamboree in Greece in 1963, being an aquatics counsellor at Bert Adams near Covington, Georgia, serving as a Junior Assistant Scoutmaster and a member of the Order of the Arrow, and enjoying canoeing, spelunking and rappelling. As an adult I have been a soutmaster, assistant scoutmaster, district committeeman, and ( most interestingly, at least to me) as a Baden-Powell interpreter and look-alike which I have carried out for years. I bear a striking resemblance to a famous picture of the founder of scouting. As such, and sharing B-P duties with others, I attended the 2019 World Jamboree in West Virginia along with 8,000 staff and 37,000 Scouts from 180 different countries. If I can figure out how to do it, I’ll post a PowerPoint presentation of my role in it, if you are interested. In the meantime you mkight wish to view a series of short videos “B-P” has put up on YouTube, beginning with this one: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-4yYn-W6lpEtBGtwZWwyPQ