On my honor, I will do my best…


The Boy Scouting movement came to American from Britain, having been founded by Lt. General Robert Lord Baden-Powell, KCB. My father was an Eagle Scout, both my brothers were Scouts, and I was myself a First Class Scout, and later Scouter. Despite some recent and controversial developments, I continue to believe that, overall, Boy Scouting is the best, most effective, and most comprehensive secular institution for guiding boys in the way that leads to productive manhood and good citizenship. And of course, this 1943 painting, by the great Normal Rockwell, far precedes any questions or controversies!


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Author: The Anglophilic Anglican

I am an ordained Anglican clergyman, published writer, former op-ed columnist, and experienced outdoor and informal educator. I am also a traditionalist: religiously, philosophically, politically, and socially. I seek to do my bit to promote and restore the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, in a world which has too-often lost touch with all three, and to help re-weave the connections between God, Nature, and humankind which our techno-industrial civilization has strained and broken.

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