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Nice to hear good news

What a surprise to read a story (Nov. 29) about the Boy Scouts that highlights the good that the organization can do. For too long now we have been inundated with stories that leave a black mark on an organization whose purpose is to provide our youth with a good moral foundation. Those stories get national attention and hordes of protesters.

Wouldn’t it be nice for once if the story of six Eagle Scouts from one family got the same national attention? Wouldn’t it be inspiring to see hordes of supporters rally, and rather than looting businesses, they lend a helping hand in an impoverished neighborhood?

Imagine what it would be like to turn on the evening’s national news to hear the lead story about six brothers who achieved top honors from the Boy Scouts and they are all from Spokane. How great would it be if rather than protests around the country there were community events that celebrated the dedication and spirit of what it means to become an Eagle Scout and supported that effort?

It might just inspire more people to focus on the positive in our world and not just the negative.

Tracie Hogeboom

Spokane


 

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