COLLEGE STATION- A local scout was honored tonight for 72 years of serving local boy scouts.
William "Big Daddy Bill" Scott, Jr. joined the Cub Scouts in Bryan in 1942.
He made Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts, in 1950.
Since then, Bill has been a distinguished Scoutmaster and Scouting legend in the area.
He was honored by the Arrow Moon District of the Sam Houston Area Council Saturday night at St. Mary's Catholic Church in College Station.
Scott offered advice for future Scouts, and for life in general: "Do it. Stay with it. It's fun. Don't say no. You can't say no." Scott said he never said no to any request in his life, keeping true to the Scout motto to help others and always be prepared.
Among his many contributions to the area, Bill helped plant the Pine Tree Grove at Camp Arrow Moon in southern Robertson County.