The Boy Scout by Carlos Najera de Madrid

   While I was still in high school at Oxnard High, Class of 1927, I was a Boy Scout. Scouting was still a new thing at that time. It started in England and it took a few years to spread across the United States.

   I got involved in the Boy Scouts enthusiastically. I read the handbook. Practiced all the knots. I moved up to all the ranks from Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, all the way to Eagle Scout.

  Somewhere in one of my children’s houses is the banner, or sash I used to wear. I filled it up, front and back with merit badges.

   Once I was out of high school I became a scoutmaster. I continued working with the Scouts until my adult life led me away.

About jedwardnajera

I am an artist and a Poet. I live the life of a poet. I published several novels. Nena the Fairy and the Iron Rose, Dust of the Moon are among them, available through Amazon Books. I have spent over thirty five years in a classroom. I am now retired from that profession. My father kept a living record of his lifetime as he lived through the Twentieth Century. He was born in 1908 and almost lived long enough to see us enter the new millennium. He entrusted to me nearly 400 pages that he wrote through the years. Now I am continuing the tradition by posting my own stories and misadventures. I am trying to post a new entry or chapter each Friday. Check in on us at least once a week for the latest post.
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