Tali Atsila Outdoor Skills Training 2013
If a Scout asked you to show him how to do an eye splice, could you?
I noticed a very distinguished elderly gentleman standing proudly, making great effort to keep his arm up in a scout sign, and reciting along, loud and proud. I was surprised when I noticed him wiping his eyes after the Oath. While at the podium, I kept making eye contact with him and noticed his rapt attention as I recounted stories from my own years as a Scout – Jamborees, Philmont, various outings, etc. – and I wanted to be sure to get a chance to meet this gentleman after the service.