There has been some interesting and thoughtful writing on Boy Scouts this week. First, in Esquire is a look at former Kansan, CIA Director, and current national BSA president, Robert Gates.

Next, as adults, we show up – week in and week out – to mentor Boy Scouts. But, like much of life, when was the last time we paused to consider the impact we have? One Scoutmaster reflects on the importance of Scouting and the rich payback to leaders.

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