“They were in Boy Scouts since they were 12, I wanted them to learn how to build their own support system. My goal has been to empower them to grow. I didn’t want their success to be based on what I did for them.”
“They never seek exceptions to the rule. These boys have shot rifles by themselves, they drove three-wheelers at the Jersey Shore on the dunes … I just want them to be the best people they can be.”
@SSScout , my read is that Mr. Cantos travels to meet them, which may be Boston next.
They also joined the Boy Scouts. Troop leaders didn’t say no when the boys wanted to cut wood with an ax, build a fire, or shoot an arrow like the other kids—instead, they found a work-around. At scout camp in the summer of 2014, they each built a shelter and slept in the woods for their wilderness survival badges.
They got to shoot guns, too, each boy squeezing the trigger while someone else held the Glock. Said Nathan Graham, then leader of the church that sponsors the troop, who has since passed away: “You should have seen the looks on the faces of the employees of the shooting range when we brought Nick, Leo, Ollie, and Steven out.”
Allowing a scout to shoot a handgun? I like this guy,
I suspect Eagle will be just the beginning of their accomplishments with a father such as Mr. Cantos.
Highly recommended reading. Mr. Cantos in his own words discusses suddenly becoming a Dadto Leo, Nick, Esteban.