A CENTURY OF SCOUTING & FAMILY

BY NORMAN M. COVERT

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) hasn’t strayed far from its founding in the United States 100 years ago. Marketing strategies and media technologies have improved, but BOYS’ LIFE still arrives in my mail box each month. I’m clinging to my youth, the “groaner” jokes on the back page and those values I hold dear.

Scouting remains a family-oriented organization. Social engineering has failed to dent the Scout Oath or modify the 12 points of the Scout Law. It is still duty to God and “my country;” helping others and keeping “myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.”… Read More