Yesterday Scouts, adult leaders and staff participated in the weekly Ironman competition as participants swim, canoe and run a predetermined distance. The very nice thing about this competition is that everyone is a winner! At Many Point the focus is on growing, as a Scout tries new things and gets a little better with each effort. Spectators along the route and at the finish line cheer just as hard or harder for the person that comes in last as they do for the person that comes in first.
It is very common to see staff and adults canoeing, swimming and running alongside a Scout and encouraging him on the course. Moms and dads participate with their sons and share the memories for years to come.
That is what Many Point is all about–a magical place where a Scout can try new things and develop not only skills but also attitudes and character that last a lifetime. Participants may look tired at the end, but they are energized with what they achieved and are that much stronger for the next challenge!