Eagle Scout’s Parent Pays It Foward to Leader


Trust worthy, helpful, loyal.

Just a couple of words which every boy scout learns and know from a young age.

It’s also part of an a moral law which Stanley and Robin Smith have lived by since their boys were just beginning in cub scouts.

“We’ve been in scouting for 30 something years ever since our oldest was 8-years old so…and it’s something we love because you get to see the boys grow through out the years,” said former boy scout master Stanley Smith.

In that 30-years they’ve help countless scouts progress and grow in to upstanding young men.

Not to mention helping their seven sons and several others achieve their eagle, the highest rank awarded to a boy scout.

“Donny was a scout master and we’ve counted somewhere around in our troop, give or take some around 20, yeah 24,” said Robyn Smith.

One of those 24-eagles included Annette Wang’s 16-year old son.

“They supported my oldest son and kept encouraging him to become an eagle and they’re just awesome for us,” said Anette Want, mother of an Eagle Scout.

It’s their constant support and giving to both her sons and the scouting program that prompted annette to give the pay it forward funds to Stanley and Robin.

But, despite the kind gift, the smith’s say the real reward can’t be counted in coins or dollars.

“Our favorite saying is that were here for the boys and the big thing is that when you see the success they have, it means a lot,” said Stanley

Almost too true to their character, the Smith’s said they will likely give a portion of the money to support more Boy Scouts in Wichita Falls.

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