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Answering the call to serve


Scouting instills in one the call to serve throughout his life. I recently learned the story of an adult Eagle Scout who spent more than 500 hours volunteering in 2016. Brian Wolf found his reason to serve when his son, Jack, who also is an Eagle Scout, was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Since then, Brian has devoted his free time to working with nonprofits that make a difference in the life of his son and other children who suffer from terminal diseases. Brian credits Scouting with teaching him valuable lessons that prepared him to serve.

Brian believes Scouting is a valuable outlet for young people with physical disabilities who may not be able to play outside easily or be involved in sports. He and Jack never have let Jack’s wheelchair hold him back. Jack has earned 99 merit badges, attended summer camp, participated in National Youth Leadership Training, and today is an active member of his high school marching band.