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Boy Scouts of America: A Life-Changing Experience

I was discussing with my mom a few weeks ago how I feel like my 3-year-old is going to miss the safety and innocence I had growing up with the freedom to run around my grandparent’s farm. With so many schedules and constant running and the appeal of technology, it’s becoming harder and harder to get the kids outside. My husband says that’s one of the reasons he’s grateful he had Boy Scouts of America growing up. Being raised by his grandmother, he needed strong male role models who could do those “outdoorsy” things with him and show him just how much fun it could be. It was life-changing for him.

One of the things that appeals to me about getting your kids involved in Scouts today is that the kids have that opportunity to relieve stress outside of the classroom, making them better students when they’re at school. The Boy Scouts gives your child supplemental experiences so that he establishes new friendships, gains confidence, and improve his self-image–all things that carryover into the classroom at school.

And, with changing times, the Boy Scouts of America continue to change and grow. With increased obesity rates in children, the Scouts help educate and inform kids on healthy ways of life, including nutrition education and fitness opportunities. Also, if you have that technology kid, there are no worries. The Scouts incorporated cool new merit badges that include science, math, engineering and technology. They even have a new robotics merit badge. (Super cool, right?)

If you’re tired of your kid being indoors all the time, learn more about how to Be A Scout today. It will change his life … just like it changed my husband’s life.


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Along with being a contributor to, Jacqueline Wilson is: Appalachia Advocate~Supporter of Women~Writer~Accidental Pit Bull Advocate.

1 Comment

  1. Elizabeth

    September 25, 2011 at 9:07 am

    We signed up Charlie for Cub Scouts this year as a Tiger Scout. My dad was in Scouts as was my uncle and cousin. I think it will be good for all of us as Scouting encourages whole family participation in all the outdoor stuff.

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