It’s not that every leader has a “the student has become the master” moment. But ask any Scout leader and they’ll probably tell you they’ve learned a lot from their Scouts, particularly the ones with different needs. As part of our Your Scouting Story series, this week we’re shining the flashlight on a leader who was tremendously affected by one such Scout.
When Richard Orcutt stepped in as Archery Director for the summer camp staff at Scofield Scout Camp in 2009, his lesson came from a boy who was blind – a Boy Scout named Matt.
Imagine the limitations that accompany the Scouting experience for a young man who is blind. Earning the archery merit badge probably doesn’t seem in the realm of possibilities.
But put a real Scout in this situation and the results are astonishing. Matt inspired District Executive Kevin Stuart of the Utah National Parks council to share Orcutt’s experiences teaching the boy.
Check out the story for yourself, and then share it with a Scout leader who inspires and is inspired by Scouts daily!