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100 Years of Scouting

  • COURTESY BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, ALOHA COUNCIL
    Scouts of Yap -- one of the Micronesian islands served by the Aloha Council through its outreach Pacific Basin Scouting.
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The rank of Eagle Scout isn’t the only pinnacle Hawaii’s very own Shane Victorino has reached. The speedy Philadelphia Phillies center fielder has been to the World Series the past two Octobers (winning a title in 2008), played for the USA in the second-ever World Baseball Classic in 2009, has won two consecutive Gold Gloves and led the majors in triples.

Victorino was featured in the October 2010 Boy’s Life — Boy Scouts of America’s magazine for boys. When asked by Boy’s Life what he took away from Scouts that still helps him as an adult, Victorino replied, “Not only leadership skills but the structure that I had all come into play. Structure has helped with everything I do. And, honestly, the motto: Be Prepared.”

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