We all have our comfort zones – the places where we feel safe, whether at home or work. So when we are challenged to reach outside of those comfort zones, it can be tough duty until we master the ability to take on these new responsibilities.
In Scouting, when we reach out to bring our mission to underserved neighborhoods, it can be a real stretch outside of our comfort zone, but the results can be most rewarding.
Let me share the story of Troop 112.
Troop 112 was recently featured in a television news report in Norfolk, VA. The troop is sponsored by The New Hope Baptist Church. These Scouts cannot afford uniforms, camping equipment, or weekend campouts. Fundraisers are difficult. Their members are growing up in a neighborhood fraught with gangs, gang-related problems, and very few activities or facilities for children. Read more