I was humbled to ask to speak on behalf of a former high school athlete of mine for his Eagle Scout induction. If you don't know what that is, it's kind of like speaking for someone as they're inducted into a Hall of Fame.
In preparation for the talk, I re-researched the Scouts and what they teach young men.
I never quite bridged the gap prior to tonight, but what struck me most was how similar Wooden's Pyramid and maxims are to the Boy Scout motto, creed, etc.
It turns out that BALL had very little effect on this young man. It simply reinforced the solid parenting and positive modeling that his scout leaders had been feeding him since he was 7 years old.
How cool is that?