This is it.

This is really it. It’s happening and there’s no stopping it. [1]

Ever since I joined Boy Scouts my mother has believed I’d grow to lead in some way. That’s something that’s great about Boy Scouts, it brings out talents that might not have been noticed in young men. This is accomplished through challenge. Being challenged to make decisions, to trust, and to participate in the world. To make plans and follow them through to completion. To make your community a better place.

The Boy Scout Oath reads:
On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.

The Boy Scout Law reads:
A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent.

Striving to exemplify these skills has always driven my work ethic in my career. In looking forward I draw upon these values to help lead me in my most critical role for the entirety of my life. Becoming a father.

  1. Not as though I’d want to stop this. It was planned; I can assure you.  ↩