This is Tory.
A young person needs many character traits to be “Prepared for Life.” Perseverance and resilience are two of the most important. When Scouts achieve their goals they also gain self-confidence, like Eagle Scout Tory.
As Tory put it:
“I am a child with Autism. I was introduced to Scouting in my darkest hour. I had one friend, I was lonely and isolated. Butterflies filled my stomach as I walked into my first Scout meeting. I brought with me fear of not being welcomed or accepted. Not only was still I welcomed, I was greeted by my name. I wasn’t called names. I enjoyed being there so much, I knew that I wanted to join. What I’ve learned through Scouting will be with me forever. Things like being prepared, responsible and the importance of effectively advocating for myself.”
Your support of Scouting over the past year has helped make stories like Tory’s possible. Now that #GivingTuesday is here we ask that you become an ambassador for the program. Share Tory’s story with your friends who are deciding what causes to support. Encourage them to give the gift of Scouting this Holiday Season and help inspire more young people like Tory.
PS: Don’t forget to maximize the impact of your gift to Scouting – see if your company offers matching gifts, and if you participate in the Combined Federal Campaign, designate your gift to NCAC: CFC #48974!