Associated Press file photo by Rich Pedroncelli -- Boy Scouts carry a large American flag down Captiol Mall during a Veterans Day Parade in Sacramento, California

This month, as in many Februarys past, Cub Scouts, leaders, and parents will hold Blue and Gold banquets in parish halls, school cafeterias, and civic centers across the country.

These events celebrate Scouting’s official birthday -- Feb. 8, 1910, when the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated

Many den leaders have served the Cub Scouts, the programs youngest recruits, since the Boy Scouts began more than a century ago.

But I think I can say, with some measure of confidence, that I rank as the unlikeliest den leader of all.

Continue reading Danny Heitman’s reflections on Scouting in The Christian Science Monitor.