What really set me in the mood was this Scout........ Do you see what he is wearing on his uniform???
That is right. It is the Denali Award. While he was still wearing Boy Scout loops, a Senior Patrol Leader position patch and a merit badge in a weird position, it was a great sight for me personally. In fact, I saw a lot of orange loops last night.
There were lots of examples of bad uniforming last night including the Primary General President who looked like she had just bought her shirt for this event (plus we all know her 2nd Counselor is in charge of Cub Scouting). It was "straight out of the box". One thing I think this ceremony missed is an opportunity to encourage training for "know it all" Scout leaders. But that is beside the point. It was just still AWESOME!! Here are some of my Tweets.
|Yes my hash-tag was wrong.|
|These 5 Scouts became the storytellers for last nights event and they did an AWESOME job!!|
I had three Varsity Scouts in attendance with me (that is half my Team). It was a late night as the program started at 8 PM for us and I promised ice cream afterwards. I asked the boys what they learned and after we all joked about wanting to see rappelling and mid-air kayaking at next General Conference, my Varsity Captain put me on the floor with his reply. "Scouting is more than just a program. It is a way of life." Couldn't have been said better myself.
The all Eagle Scout Choir sang part of my favorite hymn - Nearer My God to Thee. It was great to see all those Scouts. Our Stake had many Scouts watching too.