Scouting Is Loaded With Opportunity
Bill Garrett, Scout Executive and CEO of the Hawk Mountain Scout Council, talks with Dave Patti, President and CEO of the PA Business Council about how scouting shaped his life. Dave’s job entails working with CEO’s, shaping public policy and communicating about life and business in PA.
He can trace everything he does today to growing up as a Scout and the various merit badges he earned. Communications was the first merit badge he attained. He says it was through scouting, at age 17 he had the opportunity to sit next to Paul Rodale and Marlin Miller. He learned how to read financial statements. Why join scouts? Dave says it is where you really develop the soft skills that employers are looking for when hiring.
Employers want skills like dependability, honesty, integrity, showing up on time, working well with others, these are all skills that are honed in the Boy Scouts. And then of course there’s the fun you have while learning. Dave shares fond memories of some camping trips too.