Scouting has impacted my life in many ways. I have learned useful skills, taken up new hobbies, set goals and accomplished them, and developed leadership skills that have made me better prepared for success in the world. Some of the skills I have learned are how to build a fire, safe use of knives, saws and axes, leave no trace camping, canoeing, backpacking, and snowshoeing. Some new hobbies that scouting has introduced me to are making Paracord bracelets, rock climbing, snowshoe backpacking, and camping. When I was a cub I set the goal to earn all six stars, I worked to earn my chief scout’s award, and complete my wilderness first aid so that we can go on longer backpacking trips with the Venturers. I have developed skills such as organization, planning events, completing outdoor application forms and risk assessments. Through my work as Area Youth Commissioner, Deputy Council Youth Commissioner, and Deputy Council Commissioner I have had the opportunity to significantly improve my public speaking skills as well as have an impact on youth led scouting in Chinook Council. I have also made memories that I will cherish forever, made lifelong friendships and had the opportunity to be mentored by some great Scouters through the scouting movement.