SCOUTMASTER: BRUCE WHITE
Bruce White is a 56-year-old husband and father of two sons, both of whom are Eagle Scouts. He holds a degree in landscape horticulture and operates his own business. During his “spare time,” he enjoys cycling, bowling and swimming. Bruce joined scouting in 1964, and Troop 165 in 1998. For his Eagle Scout project, he recycled aluminum cans, bottles and newspapers in order to purchase an air conditioner to install at his middle school in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey. One of the many lessons that Bruce has learned from his scouting experience is: The only thing more difficult than becoming an Eagle Scout is being an Eagle Scout. He reminds scouts that earning the rank of Eagle requires substantial work. However, that is only the beginning because, once society knows you are an Eagle Scout, it holds you to a higher standard. You are expected to live your life according to the scout law. You are expected to be a leader.
Bruce has completed 40 century rides, five 24-hour events, over 2000 miles during the 2010 Cycling the Loop event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts in America, and cycled over 70,000 miles in his life. Through cycling, he wants to make a difference, with people who want to make a difference, doing something that makes a difference. The ESCAA ride provides him an opportunity to encourage young men to become Boy Scouts and make a difference in their family, their community and their nation. The ride also lets Bruce challenge, by example, everyone to embrace a healthier lifestyle through cycling.