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The Book(s) on Scouting

Earlier this week Alvin Townley’s second book on scouting and its impact was published, and it’s already got one pretty impressive review on Amazon. All-Pro quarterback Peyton Manning has called Spirit of Adventure “a compelling story about a new generation and America’s future.” In his first book, Legacy of Honor, Townley, a member of W&L’s Class of 1997 and an Eagle Scout, told the stories of Eagle Scouts he interviewed during a year-long tour of the country. The stories in that volume include some familiar names — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, J.W. Marriott, Jr., Bill Gates, Sr., and Capt. Jim Lovell of Apollo 13. In his new volume, Alvin has traveled the world to gather stories about the lives being led by a rising generation of leaders who all shared in the scouting experience. You can watch a short YouTube presentation about the first book below:

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