Magic Johnson: Boy Scouts of America has Real Influence on Children’s Lives

Scouting boasts a wealth of life-changing experiences, but fist bumping Magic Johnson is a rare one.

Magic Johnson greets a Cub Scout at Friends of Scouting fundraising breakfast in Midland, MI. (Photo: Jeff Schrier –


Friday, March 20, Johnson spoke in Midland, MI, to Friends of Scouting fundraising breakfast attendees and Scouts, touting the value of organizations like the BSA and the Boys & Girls Clubs.

Johnson’s message was packed with inspiration for Scouts to dream big and work hard. He even outfitted the children in attendance with signed jerseys.

Learn more about Johnson’s early life, important messages for Scouts, and contributions to the Mid-Michigan community by reading the full story on MLive.


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