Growing up in the 60's and 70's Scouting had a huge impact on my life. Along with my parents and church; it was the compass that gave me direction and taught me the importance of Service, Character, Leadership, Achievement and the Outdoors. The outcome - I knew I had to give back, so for the past 25 years I've dedicated my career to insuring that every youth has the opportunity to be a Scout. Scouting is fun with a purpose and is perhaps even more relevant and needed today. Finally, now, watching my sons experience the program and learn and grow through each experience, it reinforces the importance of the vales of the Scout Oath and Law in every young person’s development.