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The Boy Scouts of America will always hold a place in our household. My husband, an Eagle Scout, constantly talks about what a great program it was to be a part of and how much it has helped him over the years. He proudly displays it on his resume and talks to many people in his career field about the program. The fact that he is an Eagle Scout has even helped him get a job! I think that the scouting program really solidified the values that he had already learned at home and gave him a profound respect for others.
Scouting in a great extra-curricular activity that your child can take part in outside of school. It can help your child build confidence, learn to work as part of a team and help build an appreciation for helping others through service programs.
My husband has mentioned that some of his favorite memories include telling stories around the campfire and the friends that he made in the program. He enjoyed the part about learning the basic survival skills of living off the land.
The Boy Scouts are building upon their curriculum by introducing the boys to new technologies. They are putting a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and have added 31 merit badges in this curriculum so far. I think it is fantastic that they are offering these options and think that it will definitely give the boys additional education that they can take with them for the rest of their lives.
Are your children involved in the Boy Scouts? What have been their favorite experiences so far?