Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Two Brothers' Scouting Journey: An Insider Perspective


Exhilarating anecdotes of grand adventures through the backwoods of Northern Arizona, thrilling tales of creatures that creep and bite, and sagas about the ties of brotherhood that bonded two boys and their troop together—these are the stories that await in Arjun and Arun Moorthy's book, Two Brothers' Scouting Journey: An Insider Perspective.

Told from the firsthand account of two brothers in the Boy Scouts of America, you'll be captivated by the twists and turns of their brave voyages and by the poignancy of what they discover along the way.

Each chapter is a new vignette with a lesson learned through the trials and tribulations of earning the Boy Scout name. Arjun and Arun begin as Cub Scouts on their first camping trip and soon learn that boyhood, adventure, and leadership are inextricably linked on the journey they are about to begin.

Follow the brothers as they battle white water rapids, rattlesnakes, and the challenges of team leadership. Their quest for knowledge takes them to the highest treetops, to the darkest caves, and all the way to City Hall as they learn the skills they need to navigate the modern world. 

These coming-of-age tales dive into what it means to grow up in the era of the iPhone and still realize there is so much of the world left to explore. Where some kids might get lost in a show or videogame, these boys take on the task of finding a greater connection to the world outside, and learn some valuable life skills along the way.

Set against the backdrop of an Indian-American household, you'll get to know this a-typical scouting family until you feel you've become part of it. You'll share camp meals and trips to the doctor's office. You'll hear about moments of stubborn will and learn lessons about the responsibilities of troop participation. You'll learn that the legacy of the BSA is about much more than tying knots and setting up camp—it's about the values of family, service, and leadership. It is about brotherhood.

By the time you've reached the last page, you'll be ready to sign up for the BSA as well. If one image in these stories is clear, it is of the rewards waiting at the end of the day for whoever is brave enough to take on the quest. So strap on your rucksack, grab your hiking boots, and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. These stories are waiting for you! Additional details about the book @ brothersscoutingjourney.org