I just read an article about our troops helping about 60 Afghan boys form Afghan Boy Scout Troop #1. That brought back thoughts of my days in scouting. I was a cub scout, boy scout, and explorer scout. As an aside, for a few years in the 1950s the Boy Scouts created a parallel award to Eagle Scout–explorers could earn the Explorer Silver Award, and I did. Scouting was very big in my life as a boy and young man. I’m delighted to see this program being made available to Afghan youth. I’m sure the program will adapt to their culture; I’m equally sure it will be a real blessing for many boys over there.