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For over a century, Scouting has become instrumental in shaping character among young men. Author and scoutmaster Robert Kellogg shares his adventures in scouting leadership in his nonfiction anthology, Boy Scouting: Tales Told by the Old Scoutmaster. As the scoutmaster of Troop 323, the author and his troop entered a twelve-year stretch of adventures and misadventures—a rekindling of the memories and lessons learned from the great outdoors. Follow the scoutmaster and be a part of Troop 323 as they trek through Case Mountain, rock climb at Crystal Wall, do kayaking to the coast near Santa Cruz, and compete for the Magoo Award at Camp Mirimichi. This is a collection that illustrates how scouting is giving young men the opportunity to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence and camaraderie, and cultivate ethical standards.
As a former boy scout, I had no trouble relating to Robert Kellog’s collected tales on scouting. He writes his experiences as they are, delivered in very simple words the way a true scoutmaster tells a story around a campfire. What makes this anthology even fascinating is that it illustrates what makes scouting a unique and enriching activity as far as helping the youth develop a sense of responsibility and a healthy degree of self-esteem. Young people need to know how to be good and to do good. In this age of distracting gadgets and technologies, scouting remains relevant and it must continue to be upheld. Reading Adventures in Boy Scouting connects you to a noble program where problem-solving is developed through face-to-face pressures and friendships are made through the exercise of interpersonal skills. For anyone who has ever been a boy or a girl scout and for those who plan to be a part of this institution, this book is highly recommended.