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The Really Valuable Experiences In My Life

1777 words - 8 pages

Life-Long Learning:
The Really Valuable Experiences in My Life

Ramphis Alamo

Professor Osayimwense Osa

July 9, 2006

Life-Long Learning:
The Really Valuable Experiences in My Life
I have many experiences in life that molded my character and enriched all the values that my parents instilled on me. I have three particular experiences that I would like to share with everybody. In the following paper I will share my experiences, starting from my childhood, early twenties and present. When I was a child my parents introduced me to scouting. I had no idea of what it consisted of or even of the impact that it will make in my life. While being a member of the Cub Scouts, I ...view middle of the document...

Cub Scouting embraces the values of citizenship, compassion, cooperation, courage, faith, health and fitness, honesty, perseverance, positive attitude, resourcefulness, respect, and responsibility. While having fun my parents ingeniously used this program to reinforce all the values that they wanted me to have. WOW! At a young age scouting gave me a sense of personal achievement. The Cub Scout has a rank structure and an award system. When you start the program you get the Tiger Cub rank from there and through out personal achievement you can obtain the Wolf Cub Scout, the Bear Cub Scout and finally the Webelos Scout rank. You can also receive other awards like the World Conservation Award, and the Emergency Preparedness Award among others. These awards are designed to account for your achievements as a Cub Scout. At the age of ten I became a Boy Scout. In this program you continue building your character while actively participating in your community without the close supervision of your parents. One of the activities was to go camping. Camping takes you on exciting adventures while giving you the perfect opportunity to appreciate the outdoors and it teaches you how to protect our environment. During my years in the Boy Scouts I participated in many day, resident, and family camps. As a Boy Scout we did many community projects, always benefiting the local community. The more you accomplished the higher you expectations grew. I was always looking for ways to give or improve the local community. I was always involved in area beautification projects, visiting orphan and elderly homes, and participating on money campaigns for in need organizations. I was very fortunate to have parents that show me the right and the wrong way at a young age. This is one of the experiences in my life that contributed to the person that I am today. Unfortunately the Scouting program only last for so long, but the roots that you developed will follow you for the rest of your life.
At the age of eighteen and with years of Scouting as a part of my life I became a sport instructor for low income kids in one of the most prestigious sport complex in Puerto Rico. During this time of my life I felt part of one of the greatest baseball player dream. I was part of a professional staff of people, who’s solemnly job was to keep Roberto Clementes’ dream alive. His dream was to create a sport complex facility where low income kids could grow through sportsmanship. You might ask… Who is Roberto Clemente? Roberto Clemente was from my hometown Carolina. He was the first Puerto Rican to achieve baseball stardom. He played 18 seasons with the Pittsburg Pirates. During his time as a major league baseball player Clemente won four National Leagues bating tittles. Bob as he was known in the United States was awarded 12 Gold Gloves and was selected as the 1966 National League and the 1971 World Series MVP. Clemente was also the 11th major league player to...

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