Leading by Example: Scout Uses Every Opportunity to Help Others

Boy Scout Luke B. of the Pine Burr Area Council (Photo Credit: Eli Baylis/Hattiesburg American)
Boy Scout Luke B. of the Pine Burr Area Council (Photo Credit: Eli Baylis/Hattiesburg American)

You could say helping is this Boy Scout’s hobby.

Luke B. of the Pine Burr Area Council has a message for his peers: young people can make a big difference in the world and being a kid shouldn’t stop anyone.

The 13-year-old already has an astounding track record of offering a helping hand in his community.

He has organized a toy drive for tornado victims, raised money for a children’s shelter Christmas party, and much more.

In 2013, Luke had the highest BSA popcorn sales in his district – over $3,000! He told the Hattiesburg American, “It was pretty hard, but it wasn’t incredibly hard. I do have a good spiel.”

Luke’s council awarded him with a new bicycle to recognize his efforts. Even though he earned the bike himself, the Scout decided it should be donated to the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.

Luke is passionate about Scouting and even visits different schools to speak with other boys about Scouting. When a new boy joins his troop, Luke makes a point to personally welcome them.

Luke likes to share his skills with others by volunteering as den chief for his local Cub Scout Pack, and teaching archery skills to his fellow Scouts.

Living by the Scout Law is an important part of Luke’s life, he shared with the Hattiesburg American. Scouting taught him that a lot of small good things can become one great thing, and he aims to spread joy wherever he goes

According to Luke, his aptitude towards generosity and optimism is inspired by his great grandfather and two leaders from his local church.

This Scout’s helping spirit is unstoppable and we can’t wait to see what he will do next!

Learn more about Luke’s volunteering by reading the full story by the Hattiesburg American.


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Rochelle Randles is a communications specialist at the Boy Scouts of America. She enjoys sharing incredible adventure stories within the Scouting community and beyond. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at