In his scholarship application, he wrote how Scouting played a role in his life at a critical time. A friend confided in Tyler that he was chronically depressed and suicidal, thinking he might end his life that night. After an initial moment of shock, Tyler’s Scouting training kicked in.
“I remembered to stay calm and told him we would get help for him right away. I knew what I needed to say from the countless talks I’d had under pressure in front of my troop. I was able to find the courage to talk to our band director to get him the help he needed. I can confidently say that emergency preparedness and bravery in that stressful situation might have easily saved a life,” Tyler said.
Tyler exemplifies the character-driven leader we seek to develop through the Scouting program. Your support of the Pathway to Adventure Council enables us to positively impact youth like Tyler. Thank you!