The author behind The 21st Century Scout has been active in the Boy Scouts of America in Greenville, SC since becoming a Tiger Cub. As he continued through the Cub Scout program, he earned his Tiger Cub, Wolf Cub, Bear Cub, Webelos, and Arrow of Light badges. After crossing over to his Boy Scout troop, he progressed through all ranks and many merit badges earning the rank of Eagle Scout with two palms. During that time, he became a member of the Order of the Arrow and converted to Brotherhood after his first year. As an adult, the author serves as both a volunteer and professional Scouter. He has served as resident Camp Director, adviser for camping and program operations (including shooting sports, risk management, NCAP, COPE/climbing, Philmont, and high adventure), adviser for Exploring, adviser for traditional Scouting and Exploring STEM programs, National Camp School staff, and managed district and council operations. As an adult, he has earned the Professional Training Award, Philmont Masters Track, been honored as a Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow, and completed Wood Badge.
All of the information above is not meant to impress or posture. It is simply meant to convey the experience of the author to lend credibility to his views and opinions. In no way does the author’s posts or opinions represent the views of the Boy Scouts of America organization. The author has created this outlet to share his thoughts and opinions on the world, as viewed through the core principles of the Scouting program: the Scout Oath and the Scout Law.
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is …
trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,
courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful,
thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
Feel free to comment on any posts. Opinions of all kinds are welcome and encouraged as long as they are constructive and follow the above principles.