Ross Perot Shares Scouting Wisdom at Texarkana Scout-O-Rama

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Ross Perot at Scout-O-Rama (Photo courtesy of Joe Nickle)

When a former US presidential candidate and business powerhouse speaks, you listen. And that’s just what Scouts did at the Caddo Area Council‘s 2015 Scout-O-Rama in Texarkana, Texas, when Ross Perot came to visit.

Ross Perot is one of the most well-known men in the US and just so happens to be a proud Eagle Scout. The famous Scout flew in via helicopter to Spring Lake Park, Texarkana and delivered an unforgettable speech to ‘rama-goers.

“It has been an honor and privilege to be associated with Scouting throughout my life,” said Perot. “Scouting has had a powerful, positive impact on our country. Think what a great country this would be if everybody lived the Boy Scout motto – Be prepared.”

Want to read the full speech? Discover how Scouting made a difference in Perot’s life and learn why he thinks Scouting is relevant today over at Scout-o-rama Citizen Perot.




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Hayley Cordaro is a communications specialist at the Boy Scouts of America. She loves sharing inspiring success stories and uncovering new ways volunteers and employees can make the most of their Scouting experience. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at