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Boy Scouts Character Analysis

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When I was ten years old I made one of the most lasting decisions I have ever made – joining Boy Scouts. Inspired by my Dad, Uncle, and Grandfather – all Eagle Scouts – I embarked on a journey that forever changed the course of my life. My first Scout leader was a Naval Academy graduate and Naval Aviator. Additional Scout leaders and mentors were Army Rangers, Marines, and Navy SEALs. Common through all of them, regardless of how they served, was an esprit de corps, rooted in the mystique of their character. Inspired by their example, I received my first “thin letter” from the U.S. Navy stating that, although they appreciated my interest in joining, 13 years of age was just too young. The Navy would send me another “thin letter” the first
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