EDITOR'S DESK: In praise of scouting

Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 12:21 PM.

Despite efforts to politicize either organization, these groups, at their core, make America better by teaching kids to stand on their own two feet, not freak out when they get a paper cut and, above all, serve as community leaders.

The News Bulletin covers Austin Boyd’s Eagle Scout project in today’s edition because Austinis one of the “5 percent,” the few Boy Scouts going the distance to become a leader at a young age — 17. We believe his floating duck nest project at Twin Hills Park is just one way he will help improve our community.

It all started with a phone call. If you’re in Crestview or outlying North Okaloosa areas and know a person, project or event with wide interest, we’ll be there, too.

Thomas Boni is the Editor of the Crestview News Bulletin.
Email him at tboni@crestviewbulletin.com, tweet him @cnbeditor, or call 682-6524.

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