In honor of Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share A Scouting Love Story. Apryl and Lester Harris met during an adult leader training. She was a new Scout parent, and he was the course instructor.
Apryl had no idea what she was getting into. She had never been camping in cold weather before. She was not prepared. Thankfully Lester had brought some extra gear for novice campers, and was able to keep her warm.
On later trips Lester taught Apryl how to handle encounters with wildlife and other scenarios. And even though he had to teach her how to cook, they’ve been together ever since that first BALOO class at Bert Adams.
Lester and Apryl Harris are now active Leaders and Volunteers in Troop 394 and the Soapstone Ridge District.