As days get shorter and the air turns crisper, lights blink on at stadiums across the country. Football season has arrived.
For Scouts, who often earn merit badges by helping others in their communities or by learning wilderness skills off the beaten path, the football field might seem a far cry from their every day experiences. Yet in reality, several professional athletes got their start in the same way, by serving alongside their neighbors and demonstrating the values that Scouts hold to be true each day. It just so happens that they also caught the public’s attention as impressive sportsmen.