Boy Scouts of America in the Hudson Valley (Jan. 1, 2010)
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Diego Aviles, Chief Operating Officer of the Hudson Valley Council of Boy Scouts, discusses how the organization helps build character, leadership, and personal responsibility. Mr. Aviles describes the origin of the Boy Scouts in England and in America, age levels of scouting, Merit Badges, and outdoor and indoor life skills that become the tools to succeed. Many interesting facets of Scouting are discussed, including well-known leaders who attribute their success to Scouting; statistics about numbers of scouts here and in the world; how scouts become Eagle Scouts and part of Order of the Arrow; a scout whose motto of “Be prepared” helped save lives in the Hudson Valley; and much, much more.