Spirit of Adventure
Eagle Scouts and the Making of America's Future
Over the past century, Scouts have helped to guide the course of American history. But what do Scouting and the Eagle badge mean to the Scouts of today? How will they shape the future of Scouting and America? In Spirit of Adventure, Scouting expert and Eagle Scout Alvin Townley finds the answer.
Townley traveled across the country and to the far corners of the globe to meet these young Eagle Scouts. He found them everywhere, continuing the life of adventure and service that they had begun in Scouting. He discovered them in Afghanistan, providing medical care to villagers; in Australia, saving coral reefs; at the Super Bowl and at Olympic venues, striving for victory; on desert cliffs and at inner-city schools, teaching new lessons; in Africa, bringing hope to children; and on the windswept deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, preparing for takeoff.
Whether doctors, activists, servicemen, entrepreneurs, or teachers, these young men are changing the world through bold actions that capture the essence of the Scouting tradition. In Spirit of Adventure, Townley answers important questions about the future of Scouting and America, while revealing stories of service, courage, and pure excitement that introduce our nation to an inspiring new generation of leaders.
Spirit of Adventure reminds us to share our common values and to always live the adventure of Scouting.
Please share this book and its message with everyone who needs to be inspired by Scouting’s story. For more information, visit www.AlvinTownley.com.