On Saturday, I attended a Little Philmont training meeting with Elder Ochoa, second counselor in the Young Men general presidency, Gary Dollar, who was influential in starting the Varsity program, David Pack (LDS-BSA relationships committee), and a Brother Allen from the Church department of Risk Management.
On Sunday morning I attended a youth fireside with Elder Ochoa.
That comes to about 5 1/2 hours of training in young men and Scouting. I learned quite a bit and took lots of notes. In some way, I'd like to share a bit of what I learned but I can't do it all at once.
I think, then, I'll share snippets from the different meetings in several different posts.
First is this, from President David Beck:
The most important qualification as a Young Mens leader is his relationship to God.President Beck spoke a lot about relationships. He said that when surveyed, missionaries site their relationships as the most important influences that got them on a mission. First, their relationship to God. Following that, their relationships to family, leaders, and friends.
How many of those relationships are built or strengthened through Scouting? All of them.