Scouting is helping boys realize self-worth, potential

At first glance, Alex and Colten fit the profile of the thousands of young men in the Church who earn Scouting's Eagle Award each year.

Colten, 16, enjoys water sports and was drawn to all of the merit badges that allowed him to be outdoors. One day he'd like to own his own business. His 17-year-old friend, Alex, counts the first aid merit badge as a personal favorite and plans to serve in the military or maybe become a psychologist.

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