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Scouting a way of life for the Gustin family

Betty and Steve Gustin are awfully proud of their six sons who are Eagle Scouts and of Sean, 12, who is working to become the seventh.

That their six Eagle Scouts are already a record in Alabama, even without Sean, is a point of family honor. But the honor doesn't stop with sons David, Paul, Aaron, Sylvan, Allan, Stephen and Sean.

If it were not for Betty and Steve's belief in the Boy Scout tradition and discipline there most likely would be no record for them. Scouting is a family activity.

Families are much busier today than they were 10 years ago and families don't believe they have the time to commit to scouting. But the Gustin family proves that excuse wrong.

While only about 4 percent of Scouts attain Eagle rank, the involvement in citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness all participants receive makes them better members of society.

We salute the Gustin family and wish Sean well as he pursues the family tradition!

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