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A Good Turn Turns into Good

Boy Scouts of America is celebrating its 100th birthday. During those 100 years 100 million youths have entered scouting. Think of all those boys enjoying camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities. Think of all the service projects and good deeds those scouts completed. Think of all the people, schools, churches and communities that benefited from those good deeds.

Scouting was brought to America in 1909 by William D. Boyce. He was traveling in London one evening and got lost in one of London’s infamous fogs. A scout noticed Mr. Boyce was having trouble finding his way, and asked if he could help. Mr. Boyce asked for directions, but the scout offered to take Mr. Boyce to to his destination. When they reached the correct address Mr. Boyce offered the scout a tip. The scout refused stating that taking the money was against his Scout Oath. William Boyce was so impressed by that one lone scout that he brought scouting to the United States.

That one good turn not only brought scouting to America, but ballooned into hundreds of millions of scouts performing hundreds of millions of good turns. Imagine the one good turn you do today blossoming into millions of good turns affecting millions of people. One person CAN make a difference.

Mike Harmer

I created this website back in 1996, and have slowly added content to it over the years. Some resources have been contributed by viewers and other people who love the outdoors.

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