div> On March 16, 2003 I became a mother. It was six weeks early and my water had broken. I really wasn't ready and I was scared. I had read all of the books...
Boy Scouts of America
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I absolutely could not wait until my son was the age where he could join Boy Scouts. The second he started school, my husband and I began a countdown because we knew that our would love being a Boy Scout.
The Boy Scouts of America really embraces the role of a family and plans activities that our entire family can attend. We have camped together, traveled together and are planning to spend the night at the local aquarium in just a few weeks.
Many people have the idea that scouts are just about tying knots and camping. While the boys definitely do both, they are also exposed to technologies that are shaping the future, namely: technology, science, math and engineering (all part of the new STEM curriculum). Boys can now earn the Robotics merit badge for the these skills which can give them a competitive edge in their future.
Another important and often overlooked aspect of scouting is the confidence that it instills in boys. The changes in my son have been amazing. I am convinced that my son is more extroverted and does better in school overall because of his scouting activities. He is no longer shy around new people and really jumps right in to new experiences.
Yet another important aspect of scouts are the health activities. There are activities that help kids to stay active and in shape plus to live a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition.
The scouts really work hard to instill the core values that I want my children to have. The values and beliefs that are important to us. It is so nice to see what we teach our son at home being practiced in an activity that he loves so much!
What are you waiting for? Find out today how your son can Be A Scout and go sign him up. His life and your life will change!