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.