Ten years. Makes it kinda suck that the top of the bell curve of enjoyment of those ten years for me was the first day. But that's not what I'm talking about right now. This node is to simply express all the things I learned from Boy Scouts in an honest and thorough manner. Allow me to make an unordered list:

Shit. I sound pretty conceited. Well, all of this is true, so conceit might not be the case. I did find good things in scouts, despite the fact that I think being an Eagle Scout means nothing anymore. That is but a miniscule part of the life-long experience that is scouting. Now I sound like the goddamn handbook.