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.