Virtually every day we read about unthinkable violence in communities throughout our nation.
How can we prevent so many of our youth from living a life where right is wrong and wrong is right?
Instill the values taught in the Boy Scouts of America, that’s how!
If you’re like me, it absolutely breaks your heart to see young people who don’t have the upbringing to make the right decisions. Sadly, we see more and more wrong decisions being made in the country we so dearly love.
As a supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, you share with me an unwavering belief that our young people are our future – the foundation upon which our nation stands – the way to rebuild America.
Now is a critical time to further commit ourselves to strengthening this foundation for our children, ourselves and our nation.
There are no easy answers or quick fixes, but this I know for certain: For over 100 years Scouting has given youth the values, character, confidence, courage and strength to make smart decisions and stand up for what is right, even if it means going against their peers.
I look at the accomplishments of Grand Canyon Council Scouts as proof that our character-building programs work.
- Isaac, member of Troop 168, who saved his mother’s life by using the Heimlich
Maneuver, a skill he learned only a week prior in his troop meeting
- Scouts Warren, Jayden, Kyle, and Dylan, who rescued their friend and fellow Scout David from drowning; using CPR that Warren had just brushed up on in preparation for training other Scouts.
- Adam and his Troop created a walking path for Natalie's House, a West Valley safe house for girls rescued from sexual exploitation and abuse.
These young people will grow up to become cornerstones of our country’s foundation, making contributions as teachers, coaches, businessmen, firemen, policemen, soldiers, husbands and fathers.
Throughout our service areas, these boys are busy repairing our neighborhoods… repairing our communities… and strengthening our faith in America – one good deed at a time.
Are you ready to join them?
Your donation will continue the work of Scouting to give young people a foundation for the future. Your generosity helps the Grand Canyon Council to serve more than 48,000 young people through Scouting's time tested Character Development programs. If you have not contributed to our Friends of Scouting effort this year, visit our online giving site: www.grandcanyonbsa.org/donate to support our efforts.
Please know that your continued support will be a gift that will last a local child a lifetime.
Larry C. Abbott
P.S. America is depending on your continued commitment. Through your generosity young people will receive the solid foundation they need to make the right decisions, for the benefit of us all.