More than 50 years after Neil Armstrong—a member of the former Ketchikeniqua Lodge in Ohio—landed on the moon, Arrowmen have continued to take flight among the eagles. Scouting has influenced and prepared countless youths to enter the aviation industry. The Aviation Merit Badge increased Willis Morales of Nentico Lodge 12 excitement to become a pilot. In the case of former Section Chief Bevan Watson, it was a Scout trip to the airport. For 2021 National Vice Chief Greg Brown, it was all his travels while serving the organization.
Scouting empowers young people with the confidence to be leaders and cultivates a spirit of active citizenship. Through the program, Scouts are able to explore new hobbies and pursue different interests, which may lead some down a unique career pathway. One such Scouter and Arrowman found his pathway in diplomacy. Dr. Reuben E. Brigety II was recently appointed for his second ambassadorship as the U.S. Ambassador to South Africa.