Trevino was speaking to a group of Scouting volunteers this week, where he not only talked about the value of Scouting, but also touched on the importance of the organization’s volunteers.
The Register-Herald reported on this special event and shared what the former professional golfer had to say about the BSA and the importance of today’s youth.
“We are always trying to help the young people, they are the future and they are the ones that need the help. These are the youngsters that will be our leaders,” Trevino told the audience.
The golf champion is no stranger to addressing the Scouting community. More than three decades ago, Trevino was featured in the March 1985 issue of Boys’ Life magazine with his story, “I Never Had a Lesson.”
In the article, Trevino explains how he went from a self-described “country boy” who knew nothing about golf, to an international golfing champion without ever having a formal golf lesson.
“From playing in back of the caddy shed to winning the U.S. and British Opens was a long, long trip. But I made it, and I never had a lesson. Jack Grout taught Nicklaus how to play. Stan Thirsk taught Watson how to play. I taught me how to play.”
Through grit and determination, the expert golfer demonstrates just how much hard work can pay off.
Also familiar with Scouting’s values is Trevino’s son, Daniel, 23, who earned the Eagle Scout rank in high school. According to the Register-Herald, Trevino looks highly upon those who have achieved Scouting’s highest rank.
“People really don’t fully realize how important an Eagle Scout is,” said Trevino. “An Eagle Scout is a young man that has gone through a process of leadership and helping other people that makes them well rounded young men.”
Find out how Trevino is using golf clinics to give back to his community by reading the full story from the Register-Herald.