I ran across this story in the Houston Chronical about an outfitter in Texas who runs hunts for young boys.
The outfitter, Mike Arnold is a past president of the Texas Trophy Hunters Association.
His outfit, called the Cross Trail Outfitters, has a simple Mission Statement.
"Building men, preserving our heritage and sharing our faith"
I have to tell you, I think Hunting as a sport, and society in general, would be in much better shape if more and more of us became involved with the youth. Especially in the way Mr. Arnold has.
From reading the article, not only do the boys (many who are at risk boys) get to go deer hunting, they also learn about being men.
The story said that the boys pray before each meal and before going hunting. After the hunts, they sit around a campfire and discuss the days activities along with discussions about life. The boys are asked "What kind of man do you want to be?"
The story is also a great testament to Mr. Arnold, who went from a 6 figure salary to zilch overnight, and his faith.
After you read the article, I invite you back here to share your thoughts.