Former Scout Richard Bennett chronicles the history and stories of BSA Troop 826, a ragtag collection of neighborhood boys from Irving, Texas, who quickly grew up in the North Texas area, and needed the direction provided by Scoutmaster Warren Street and other adult volunteers. Bumps, bruises, and life lessons were the order of the day in the North Texas troop. No cell phones, video games, air conditioning, or televisions allowed! Boy vs Nature, first-time experiences away from the familiarity of home, success stories as well as the not-so-successful; it's all here. See what can happen when young men are given an opportunity to advance in life on the practice field known as 'Scouting.'
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About the Author
Mr. Bennett is retired from the Air Force Reserves and works with the U.S. Postal Service as a Letter Carrier in his home town. He writes in his spare time for fun and enjoyment, and has plenty of time to think what he'd care to pen while walking his route. He has just finished the book "Faith and Labor", which is an examination of a Texas Public High School, MacArthur High, and has recently added a work of fiction, "The Lovely Chocolate Mob", to Amazon.com and Kindle. Also, watch for the short story, "Mike, the Bike, and the Great Big Fight," soon to be available through Kindle.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Anyone who reads this book will not only enjoy it for its personal stories but they will love it for helping bring back to life the memories of their own childhood. From Radioactive Man to Chief George every father and son can relate to the stories inside this book. Stories of being a curious uncontrollable bundle of energy always looking for the next adventure. So, I recommend getting out your old pup tent, grabbing a flashlight; curling up in your sleeping bag and then crawling inside this book to remember and re-live some of your own memories through the eyes of the Boys of Troop 826. These stories and vignettes in the life of the boys of Troop 826 are timeless. What a grand time these boys had without even realizing it. Richard Bennett brings back the times in our lives that we don't even think about until we are full grown men with children of our own. Cherish the time you have with your own children that's what this book will tell you over and over.