Scouting is a tradition for the Jones family. Pictured from left Scottie Jones, Baylee Jones, Lonnie Jones and Chad Jones. Baylee recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. By JAMIE PATTERSON
Scouting is more than just a tradition in the Jones family.
It is a way of life that has helped shape three generations.
“It is about service and placing good qualities in a young man that will help him succeed in life,” said Lonnie Jones, who has been involved with Boy Scouts since the early 1960s. “It can put you on the right course and change your life.”
The family has also joined forces with others in the community to spread the word about the importance of scouting among local youth.
But for the Jones family, it all began when Lonnie joined a troop in Prentiss. Leader Jerry Wilson gave his time and effort to the cause, and he helped Lonnie during his journey into the program.
Lonnie said he enjoyed his time in scouting when he was younger. From summer camps to outdoor adventures, he dove right into the organization.
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