Watch These Parents Share Why Scouting Is For Everyone

Watch These Parents Share Why Scouting Is For Everyone

There’s no better way to convey the positive difference Scouting makes on youth than hearing a family’s firsthand account of the program.

That’s why the BSA sat down with families across the country to hear how Scouting has transformed their families in the “Families Like Mine” video series. These Scouting testimonials are the perfect recruiting tools for your council that connect the value of Scouting with families in your communities. You’ve heard from Juan, Catherine, Becky, and Michelle. Now, hear how Lester and Apryl found friendship, family and support through the program.

A close-knit family, they have discovered a world of adventure and discovery through Scouting. Lester and Apryl have watched their sons grow outside of their comfort zones, conquer their fears, and form bonds comparable only to that of family. As Apryl explains in the video, Scouting has made an incredible difference to her son who is on the autism spectrum. She explains that through Scouting, he’s overcome obstacles and gained a lifelong support system.

“I appreciate when people support my children and show them love when I’m there and when I’m not there. That’s what the Scouting program does,” said Apryl. “You have a whole family of people to love and support your children. And they work together to make sure that everybody is successful.”

Watch the touching video below to hear Lester and Apryl explain why Scouting is for everyone.

Share This Video!

Watching the video by yourself isn’t enough – you have to share it! Simply download the video from the BSA Brand Center, save it to your computer, upload it to Facebook, and voilà – your friends can check out the video for themselves, too! You can also snag the video from our YouTube channel.

Let us know in the comments how you plan to use this video to share the story of Scouting. How do you think Lester and Apryl’s story will resonate with families in your councils?

Hayley Cordaro

Hayley Cordaro is a communications specialist at the Boy Scouts of America. She loves sharing inspiring success stories and uncovering new ways volunteers and employees can make the most of their Scouting experience. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at communications@scouting.org.

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Watch These Parents Share Why Scouting Is For Everyone
Watch These Parents Share Why Scouting Is For Everyone
Watch These Parents Share Why Scouting Is For Everyone
Watch These Parents Share Why Scouting Is For Everyone