Lodge Chief Message:
My Fellow Arrowman,
As I am just writing this, we have just experienced our first snowfall of the winter. Watching the collection of snow grow quickly on my lawn remind me of when I would play in the snow as a kid. It reminded me of the sledding adventures with my friends and the Klondikes I've attended. While I can no longer do a lot of that, the memories made me smile.
While I may be young, I think one of the most important lessons I've learned is that memories are some of the most important parts of being human. You have memories of fun, of failures turned success, of pride. We have millions of memories but the most important ones leave an impact on us. For me, some of my most important memories are becoming an Eagle Scout, being sworn in to USMC, and my ordeal. Those 3 things are some of the main things that define who I am.
In some way, from Thanksgiving until New Years, we express our thankfulness for the friends and family we have, as well as the opportunities we receive. It is during this time of the year, and especially through COVID-19, that I believe we must truly live the Scout Oath and Law. We must also cherish those memories, as they make us stronger. I am so thankful for all of you, as well as the opportunities that have been presented before me. They have made me stronger and taught me a lot, just as I hope I can do for you this upcoming year.
Stay safe and warm, my friends. I look forward to being able to see you all soon. Happy Holidays and here's to a new year.
Remember - do your best, to be prepared, to lead the adventure.
Yours in the brotherhood of cheerful service,