Basically, I have two questions about Boy Scouts and West Point. I was involved in scouting until 8th grade, when I had to leave because I was unable to go to weekend trips b/c I was my hockey team's only goalie, and if I didn't show up to the games, we would lose. Since I couldn't go on the trips, I couldn't advace past Second Class, and was told that if I couldn't advance, I couldn't stay in the troop. First of all, I'm afraid that West Point will view my leaving boys scouts as failure to complete something i started, and that it will count against me on my application. I'm not sure if I should explain that the reason I left scouts was to complete something else that I viewed as more important (because I'd be letting down my team if if didnt show), or i should avoid mentioning scouts at all. Also, how important is scouting towards acceptance? And is there anything I can really do to make up for not continuing boy scouts?