Today’s good news appeared in Sunday’s Roanoke Times. The highlight of the entire newspaper was this excellent article on a group of local scouts and leaders who participated in a high adventure program n New Mexico. The
writer does a great job of describing how a big trip like this takes a year or
more of preparation. The fundraising and shakedown hikes are all part of the
experience. The author of this article says it all so well that I’m not even
going to try to add to it.

That a place like Philmont Scout Ranch, where young
people can have life-changing experiences, exists is today’s good news. If only every teen in America could participate in a challenging wilderness trip and learn about teamwork, leadership, confidence and the simple joy of hanging out around a campfire. This would surely be a better society.


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