Scouting is all about experiential learning. According to Degas Wright, that is what separates it from other youth programs.
In Scouting boys confront their fears at a young age. They leave home to go on camping trips. They climb rock walls and learn to swim. They learn to speak publicly in front of peers and strangers.
These early experiences with conquering fears, Wright says, prepare them to be leaders at a young age. As a youth leader in a Troop or Crew, Scouts learn valuable lessons that they can’t get anywhere else. This, to Degas Wright, is the most unique aspect of Scouting.
Degas Wright is the President and CEO of Decatur Captal Management. He serves on the Council Executive Board and will soon take over as the Atlanta Area Council’s Director of Training.