Below are some images from the continuing adventure...





Alvin Townley wakesurfing wake surfing

Surf is up on Lake Keowee, South Carolina


Kent School Alvin Townley Sid Stockdale Jim Sybil Stockdale

Lunch with the Stockdale clan after dedicating the Jim & Sybil Stockdale Arena, South Kent, CT


Eagle Scouts Pete Sessions and Alvin Townley

Always good seeing Congressman Sessions on the speaking circuit (Concord, NC)


Alvin Townley Steve Penley Coca-Cola veterans

Speaking at The Coca-Cola Company and receiving a specially-commissioned Steve Penley painting


alvin townley albuquerque academy jim stockdale

Speaking about the Defiant POWs to 600 upper school students at Albuquerque Academy


alvin townley at arlington cemetery jeremiah denton funeral, sam johnson, bob shumaker, george coker, jim mulligan POWs

With my heroes - The Alcatraz 11/DEFIANT POWs - at Arlington National Cemetery

for the funeral of POW, Admiral, and Senator Jeremiah Denton


Alvin Townley Naval Aviation Museum pensacola

 Live on C-SPAN, National Naval Aviation Museum



Allow me a personal segue -- shortly after proposing to my future wife, St. Simons Island, GA, 2013


Speaking before a hometown crowd, Atlanta, Georgia


 With four American heroes (POWs) at the Navy's Tailhook Convention, 2013




Front row seats to Felix Hernandez's perfect game (Seattle Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays)


On the summit of Gilbert Peak, Goat Rocks Wilderness, Yakima, Washington, looking at last year's summit: Mt. Adams


WIth fellow Eagle Scouts and new BSA CEO Wayne Brock at the 2012 National Order of the Arrow Conference


Feeling mighty small outside Vail, Colorado


Visiting with Alcatraz Gang POW and Texas Congressman Sam Johnson the day after flying with POW Bob Shumaker.


Warrenton, VA: Flying with 8-year POW Bob Shumaker of The Alcatraz Gang (2013).  We brought his fellow "Alcatraz" POW Congressman Johnson along for the ride.


With friend and freshman Congressman Rob Woodall in Washington, DC. 


Surfing at Scripp's Beach in La Lolla, California, with pro surfer Torey Meister.  Water temp: 58 degrees!


Celebrating Altanta at Twelve - Journalist Henry Grady, slugger Hank Aaron, and artist Steve Penley




Present from Dad: New Legacy of Honor/Spirit of Adventure Box Set

Takeoff in Colorado Spring, CO

The Great Wall of China


Matt Dalio, founder of China Care, Beijing, CHINA


With the Swiss ambassador at the home of General Vo Nguyen Giap, Hanoi, Vietnam


With Thao Griffiths (VVAF) at a children's home in Son Tay, Vietnam


In Langabu, SOUTH SUDAN, helping launch Aqua-Africa's latest project


With Buey Tut (see Spirit of Adventure) outside Juba, SOUTH SUDAN


Final resting place of Lord Robert Baden-Powell, founder of Scouting


With Peter Mikita of Scouts Kenya at Lord Robert Baden-Powell's gravesite in Nyeri, KENYA


Summiting Mt. Adams in the Cascades on the 2011 Climb for Kids.  Mt. Rainer in the background.


Summit of Mt. Philips


Top-noch Rangers


Philmont Scout Ranch: With our Rocky Mountain Council crew at Carson Meadows


Honorary Eagle Scout Louie Zamperini (subject of Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken")


Eagle Scouts in the Blues


With the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels, Pensacola, Florida


Announcing "Scouting for State Parks" in South Carolina with the governor


Freezing and whited-out on the summit of Mt. Baker - "for the kids at Luke Camp"



Warmer times - nearing base camp on Mt. Baker, Northern Cascades, Washington State


With good friends and two OA chiefs at the 2010 National Jamboree


With newly-minted California Eagle Scouts at the 2010 BSA National Jamboree


Adventure Base 100, Atlanta, GA


With the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Pensacola, FL

(Eagle Scout Frank Weisser is second from right, AT at center)

With LT Ed Hine, VFA-103, about to fly a mission over Afghanistan


Approaching the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower on an SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter

North Arabian Sea, off the coast of Pakistan


On the flight deck - nobody looks good in a "cranial"


Me landing in a C-2 aboard USS Harry S. Truman, Atlantic Ocean


With Scouts in the North Georgia Mountains, Winter 2010


U.S. Navy Blue Angel lead solo pilot and Eagle Scout Frank Weisser, Pensacola, Florida, Fall 2009


After scuba diving with Survivor contestant Burton Roberts at the Florida Sea Base, Fall 2009


The summit of Mt. Shuksan, Northern Cascade Range, Washington - Labor Day 2009


Bob Longoria, rocket scientist and unbeatable fisherman, Philmont Scout Ranch, Summer 2009


Surfing outside San Diego with Navy SEAL and Eagle Scout Tom Campbell (center), June 2009


Talking with new Eagle Scouts in Savannah, Georgia, Winter 2009


The Eagle Reserve - young alumni volunteering one weekend a year for Scouting




The Eagle Reserve taking inner-city Scouts camping at Bert Adams Scout Reservation, Fall 2008


Mt. Wrightson, Arizona, Fall 2008


Eagle Scouts aboard the aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ.
Eastern Pacific Ocean, Summer 2008




A fully-loaded F-18 Hornet prepares to launch from USS NIMITZ


With Eagle Scout and F-18 Hornet pilot LT Lee Amerine, about to embark on a
cruise aboard the aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ.Hawaii, Summer 2008


Decompressing with marine biologist Eric Treml
on theGreat Barrier Reef. Australia, April 2008


With retired British Scouters on Brownsea Island, England,
where Baden-Powell launched the Scouting Movement in 1907, April 2008





With Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazzuca and Scout volunteers, Honolulu, Hawaii


  Eagle Scout Josh McNary on the walls of Red Rock Canyon, Nevada


With Josh McNary and a National Outdoor Leadership School (N.O.L.S.)
rock climbing expedition, Red Rocks, Nevada, March 2008

With Scouts and leaders in Hawaii Volcanoes
National Park, March 2008 

Surfing under the Moon, 6am, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 2008 

With Eagle Scout Ke'ao O'Sullivan after a morning of surfing,
Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, March 2008

With Eagle Scout Steve Seifried, Ph.D., hiking a
volcanic lake near Kilauea on the Big Island, March 2008


Alvin with wounded veterans, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC

AT with new Eagle Scouts, Amherst, Massachusetts, February 2008 

Alvin Townley with Eagle Scouts
who serve in the Peace Corps, Benin, West Africa

Alvin Townley with African Boy Scouts
and the President of Scoutisme Beninois


Olympian Joe Pack flips above Park City, Utah

With Eagle Scout cadets at the
U.S. Military Academy - West Point, September 2007

On the Tooth of Time, Philmont Scout Ranch,
Cimarron, New Mexico, August 2007

At Camp Emerson, California Inland Empire Council,
with Scout Executive Don Townsend,
and Council President Chris Manning, July 2007

BSA President Rick Cronk and Alvin Townley share the
stage at the 2007 National Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, June 2007


Hiking outside Breckenridge, Colorado, Spring 2007

New York City Scouts at the Union League Club
New York, New York in May 2007

Alvin in Denver, Colorado, with Coors President & CEO
Fritz van Paasschen and event sponsor Tony Bolazina, May 2007

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