Leonard Myers has been an active volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America for decades. To hundreds of Westlake Scouts, he's been a mentor who has guided them to successful careers. He says his love of the outdoors kept him involved all these years. He is a veteran of the Korean War.
"It was just a natural thing to keep going with the Scouts with my son, who is an Eagle," said Myers. There was no reason for quitting since I was having so much fun."
Myers credits the many volunteers of Troop 86 to its success.
"The leaders are actually supposed to take a back seat, except to teach. The older boys are supposed to teach the younger boys and this works out really well."
Over the years, many community leaders have gone through Myers' mentorship at Troop 86.
"If Scouting isn't fun, the boy won't stick to it. No boy will come to work. They're supposed to have fun. Then we'll get the work out of him."
In his retirement years, Myers has built birdhouses and lighthouses and donated them to churches and Scouting, to raise money for non-profits.