It is vol­un­teer appre­ci­a­tion mon­th and we are very grate­ful for all of you who ded­i­cate your time and tal­ents to Scout­ing. Scout­ing is blessed to have so many who care so pas­sion­ate­ly about its goals and val­ues. 

Address given by John Hovanesian, February 03, 2017
John A. Hov­ane­sian, Chair­man, Orange Coun­ty BSA and his children Joseph, Danny and Anni
John A. Hov­ane­sian, Chair­man, Orange Coun­ty BSA and his chil­dren Joseph, Dan­ny and Anni

What can a sin­gle vol­un­teer accom­plish?  Most of us think about our impact on a small scale, like what we accom­plish at a sin­gle meet­ing or on a week­end.  But have you ever stopped to think about the cumu­la­tive impact of a volunteer’s good deeds? 

I’ve got a den of of nine very can­tan­ker­ous Wolf Cubs and some­times I won­der what impact they’re going to have on the world apart from destroy­ing the church base­ment where we meet. But real­ly, one of them one day may go on to be a Sec­re­tary of State like Rex Tiller­son.

The inter­est­ing thing about vol­un­teer­ing is that we nev­er real­ly know what’s going to come of our young men and wom­en when they grow up.  I did a lit­tle home­work and some math using real life data from Scout­ing vol­un­teers I know, and the results just might sur­prise you.”

Dr. John A. Hov­ane­sian, Chair­man, Orange Coun­ty BSA, shares some insights into his Scout­ing up- and down-line and the her­itage we all can leave through our vol­un­teer ser­vice. Lis­ten to his inspir­ing words in 7.5 min­ute video above to learn more!


Dr. John Hovanesian
Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America, Dr. John Hovanesian, M.D., is a seasoned Scouter and blogger who shares tips and tricks to help your family get the most out of your Scouting experience.

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