Two quotes from Walt:
"There are some that are just interested in the program and having fun. That's OK. There is a lot to be gained just from being a participating member of the troop. However, my goals for all members of Troop 364 are to have the scouts learn self-reliance, teamwork, leadership and the meaning of personal commitment and responsibility."
"There are a lot of adults who are Pollyannas," Whitacre says. "The world is not going to treat your child sweetly or kindly. The world is a tough place. We've got to teach kids to stand up and have them say they are going to do what they say they are going to do."