Monday, August 13, 2012

Blair Riddle's Wedding

Carol and I went to Blair Riddle’s wedding on Sunday.  Blair is one of my Eagle Scouts and his Best Man, Matt Coldwell is also one of my Eagle Scouts.   I took them both to their first summer camp in 1998.     It was really awesome to see these young men, their brides and their family.  They have been a part of our life for a long time.    It was nice to finally meet Blair’s bride Angel.  Most importantly, a good time was had by all.

The impact of Scouting on Matt and Blair’s life became evident during Matt’s toast.  I always try to explain to parents and scouts that Scouting is a lifetime mark on your soul and your heart.   Matt’s toast included these words to Blair.  “I remember sitting with you on top of mountain at Philmont with my best friend, I am so glad you have reached another peak in your life by marrying Angel”   I took Blair, Matt, and seven other scouts to Philmont in 2003.

It hit me like a ton of bricks on why I still do scouting.