Scout Moms Make The Difference

6729704 sThomas Edison was an amazing man but did you know as a child many, especially his teacher, thought there was something wrong with him because he was always questioning. But he said of his mother, whom he loved, ” [she] was the making of me… she was always so true and so sure of me…  And always made me feel I had someone to live for and must not disappoint.”

In 2014, NBA star Kevin Durant delivered a beautiful, gratitude-filled MVP speech dedicated to his mother. The 25-year-old superstar averaged 32 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game in 2014. While his stats are very impressive, it was the way he genuinely paid tribute to his mom that grabbed everyone's attention.  Durant and his brother were raised by a single mother, Wanda Pratt, in a Washington, D.C., suburb. She worked as a Postal Service mail handler and wanted desperately for her sons to one day have a better life, free of hardship.  "You're the real MVP," Durant said to her.

What mother of a Scouting age boy does not want her son to say the same about her or does not believe in her son when no one else does? Moms are crucial to the success of Scouting and make a difference in the lives of their sons and that's why all of us at the Erie Shores Council of the Boy Scouts of America are so proud of our Scout Moms!