Great story and Mike is absolutely right. A mentor can have a huge impact on a youth. I’ve seen it many times as an adult leader with the BSA when my boy’s were working there way through this program. I haven’t done any outdoor mentoring but this was basically the same thing. But then again I was there for my three when it came to hunting and fishing.
As Mike said it’s an amazing feeling when you get the feedback and see a youth grow, learn and mature. You know that perhaps you helped this person to succeed.