Not to get off topic but I missed out on the scouts growing up. However a few weeks ago I was invited to a local Scout leadership dinner through a vendor at work who was a corporate sponsor of the dinner. Two local former scouts were honored. Both had made eagle scout, both were currently CEOs of large corporations, highly educated, and both were highly involved in the community.Scouting is paramilitary of course, less so now than a few decades past ---but without compulsory military or national service it remains one of the very few institutions preparing young men for wholesome, productive lives as leaders and solid citizens.
As I said --this topic really gets me going. Was it Chicago this weekend where 26 young people were victims of firearms violence? I'll tell you this: they weren't Eagle Scouts.
Teach your children well...your father's hell is just a goodbye.