my love affair with this american life continues. i listened to this segment today and it’s so true. warms my heart. while i don’t consider myself to be eternally cheerful, i was very close to it back in the day anytime i was with my troop. and the principles i learned from that part of my life still hold up when times get hard as an adult. of course things have never been hard for me on the concentration camp level, but the fact remains. what an interesting story.
eta: scouting is all over the place today being great –