Speaking To The Boys of Trop 163
Last night I drove to Chester, NH to speak to the young men of Boy Scout Troop 163. With me I brought various hiking and running awards from my 4000 footers scroll and patch, to my belt buckles from my 100 mile finishes. I spoke to the boys about living a healthy life being physically fit and morally straight; and I also told stories of my various adventures of the last few years. I had a GREAT time speaking with the troop and they have asked me to return at a later date with my film "48: A White Mountain Documentary." I had an amazing time. Its been awhile since I've given a talk or shown my film and I can honestly say that I miss it. So.. to the many readers out there, if you are interested in having me speak to your group or business about my many adventures and/or having me show my film "48," please feel free to contact me. I REALLY enjoy doing this kind of stuff because its just another way to give back to the community, my fellow humans and a chance to help inspire others. I love it.
I received a letter of thanks this morning and here is what it read, "Thank you so very much for speaking with the scouts last night. I wanted to let you know you did a fantastic job. The boys were captivated. The adults were entertained. There was nothing but positive talk after you left. You were great! Just the fact that the boys were able to sit that long was great. We have several boys with attention issues. Most sat quietly and were focused on you. Even the couple that couldn't be quiet said they were listening to you. The boys all liked what you had to say. It was a great idea to put the boys in a circle. They could all see you. There was no second row for them to hide in. You were able to see each and every boy and they were able to see you. You also had many things they could touch. Visual is very good, especially if they were prizes or something you found. I heard several of them mention that it would be very cool to climb the 48 - 4000 footers. Maybe some of them will set a new goal. We do have a couple of scouts (at least one of my own boys) that seem to be interested in hiking."
Showing The Boys My Goofy Medal
The January thaw has arrived and in great time to spark motivation into my frigid veins. I enjoyed an amazing run in the 62 degree weather today which was 62% better than my run in 50 degree weather yesterday. I even ran in shorts and was giddy to get mud splashed on my legs. The next few days look interesting as various rain storms look to plow on through here capped off by a weekend ending snow/ice storm and temps diving back into the ice box. I'll enjoy the warm up while it lasts. I feel amazing after logging some decent miles last week and this week. I even hit the gym yesterday. Its time to get moving folks! GO GO GO!
I'm off to vote! First in the Nation!