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Boy Scouts Honor Ex-Scout Bill Gates

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates shakes hands with Boy Scouts who are in the same troop that he was in as a boy, after being presented with the Boy Scouts Silver Buffalo award today in Seattle. Scout officials said Gates deserves the Silver Buffalo award for his success with Microsoft Corp., but more so for his humanitarian work through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. As a boy in the 1960s and ‘70s, Gates was a member of a Seattle’s Cub Scout Pack 144 and Boy Scout Troop 186, achieving the rank of Life Scout. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Ellen M. Banner)

Question: Were you ever a Boy Scout or a Girl Scout? What life’s lesson did you learn as a Scout?


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