Did you know? 11 of the 12 men who walked on the moon were Boy Scouts. Pretty cool, right? But that is not why I enrolled my son in Boy Scouts of America. I signed him up as son as he was old enough because I wanted him to learn Boy Scout skills and to have a supportive group of friends who liked to doing fun activities together. I am being compensated by BSA for my post but the content and opinions are my own.
What Boy Scouts of America Means To My Son
Each Boy Scout story is as unique as each boy in his Cub Scout Pack. My son just finished his second year of Cub Scouts and he can’t wait to do it again. In fact, the other day he asked me why there are no boy scout meetings over the summer! So I told him about Boy Scout summer camps and maybe he will try one out next year. To my son, Boy Scouts means fun things to do with family and friends.
When he thinks of Boy Scouts, he thinks of the boys in his Cub Scout Den and he thinks of his father or myself bringing him to do fun activities with those boys. He thinks of caving, canoeing, fishing, camping, selling popcorn, making booths for the Blue and Gold banquet, and making his Pinewood Derby box car. He thinks of earning belt loops and of the Boy Scout Promise.
What Boy Scouts of America Means To Our Family
I like Boys Scouts for my son because I like that he has a good group of friends that aren’t just in class at school and that he will stick together with each year. I also love that he learns skills from earning belt loops but also from doing things that he would otherwise not have to do- like learning to speak up and be polite and friendly when selling popcorn, or like coming up with creative ideas and building when making our Gold and Blue Banquet booth or box car for the Derby race.
As a family, we all enjoy that Boy Scouts encourages us to get out and do fun activities as a family (even sisters get to join the fun) like camping, exploring caves, and learning new skills such as archery. It is easy to get busy and put things off but with Boy Scouts, they do all the hard work for us of picking fun events and scheduling them. I also like that it encourages special father-son time and that he gets to participate in flag ceremonies and parades.
Boy Scouts teaches skills, builds character and friendships, and encourages family time doing fun things. To me, and to my family- Boy Scouts means quality fun time!
If you are interested in learning more about Boy Scouts, visit beascout.scouting.org