Only a small number of Boy Scouts make Eagle Scout.
The feat is even harder when you come from inner-city poverty.
Yet for 27 years, Romy Vasquez has successfully encouraged boys from South Central Los Angeles to become scouts, and he’s seen more than a dozen members of Troop 780 go on to reach scouting’s highest rank.
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To my fellow Eagle Scouts….