Originally from the Buffalo area, his journey began there. He then traveled to Boston and finally to Liverpool in 1987, where he hooked up with the local chapter. He has been with Troop 203 for more than 13 years.
No matter where you are, if you are a scout you will find fellow members because of its national presence. Troop 203 of Liverpool is a part of the Boy Scouts of America Hiawatha-Seaway Council.
"It's terrific," Smith said of the BSA. "It's an incredible program in the country, no matter where you are."
Troop 203 currently has 64 members, and within the last 10 years, the troop has produced 45 Eagle Scouts, which is an incredible honor to achieve, said Smith. Along with the members, there are about 30 adult helpers that are also Scouts.
As Smith and the troop prepare for their annual summer camping trip in the Adirondacks, he has a positive outlook on what is to come for him and the Scouts.
"It doesn't matter how bleak the outlook is," Smith said. "There is always a positive."