Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth; -
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Tonight, Elliot stood brave at the Troop Meeting and called me over.
He said that he was done. He did not want to do Scouts anymore.
I somewhat knew that this possible. He’s been hinting at it for sometime.He had a rocky start just after Crossover and into Camporee. That Troop wasn’t for him. He wanted to put forth a good effort and have a good summer. Which, at the end of it all, wasn’t in the cards.He said he would try a new Troop and wanted to be with his buddies. He had seen the Troop at Camporee and visited it several times. We went to a BBQ and met them. I had talked to the Scoutmaster and others about joining. They are a great group of Scouters and friends.They say that a Troop is supposed to be Boy Led and Cub scouts is Parent Led. Sometimes that line is blurred by those who crossover.
Elliot has shown create bravery and courage and Scout Spirit. He decided to a road less traveled.
He is not leaving because of any membership issues, or registration fee increase. In case you’re wondering. No, he does not even know about any of that. He is leaving because it’s his choice. Boy Led.
Now, onto the next adventure.