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Boy Scouts of America is not something my boys currently partake in. We did sit down with both of the boys regarding their extra activities outside of school. My oldest son at one point wanted to Be A Scout. One of his best friends was in a troop in our community. However because we have three children that means we have to divide our time amongst all three. This means one activity per child. Not to mention we didn’t want them to burn out.
Both boys chose sports over Boy Scouts, I can tell you that I would have been supportive either way. Both have their benefits and neither is better then the other. What Boy Scouts means to me is a team, responsibility, skill learn, and of course camping. This latter is where Buddy probably would have had a hang up. As much as the thought of camping sounds fun to him I think when it would come down to it he would chicken out. Nick on the other hand is probably already planned when he can leave home and never return. I mean that in the nicest sense of course he is just more of a go getter and seeks adventure.
Today Boy Scouts has grown to become so much more then it was in my day or in my husband’s days. He once was a boy scout. I was hoping to find a photo to accompany this post but even if I did I would probably have had to bribe him to allow me to use it. One of the most interesting things I just learned about the Boy Scouts is…
Exploring Future Tech
With Scouting Scouting isn’t just tying knots and camping. It’s also introducing young boys to the technologies that are shaping the future. Boy Scouts is rolling out a new curriculum with emphasis on STEM: science, technology, engineering, and math. The Robotics merit badge, the most recent of the 31 STEM-related merit badges, is helping Scouts develop critical skills that are relevant in today’s competitive world.
I have always been interested in these subjects and I know that a Robotics merit badge would be something Buddy would love. One thing I’ve noticed is as our children’s needs have changed over the year the Boy Scouts have changed with them. Touching base on topics that are relevant today is an important part of any children based organization.
Healthy Living The Scout Way
It’s no secret that childhood obesity is a growing problem. One way to combat it is to ensure kids stay active and eat right. As a youth advocate, Scouting offers activities that help kids stay in shape and educate them on proper nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle.
Also nothing touches me more then an organization that is committed to family. Children are who they are because of their family. The more I read up on the Boy Scouts the more I think that even now at the age of 14 and 11 this would be a great organization to be part of.
Bringing Family Into The Scouting Picture
It’s no secret that family is a major part of all young people’s lives. Scouting embraces the role of the family and supports activities and experiences that get everyone involved. Cub Scouting, in particular, takes great care in teaching Scouts a wholesome system of values and beliefs while building and strengthening relationships among family members.