The Facts had an article from the director of a couneseling service that recounted his Scouting days:

So many of the young people I see in counseling have not experienced the great outdoors. They can tell me about how many hours their parents have to work to make ends meet and about how schedules prevent them from enjoying one-on-one time with Mom or Dad. They can tell me about a child custody battle in which they were caught in the middle, about their family problems or about what it was like when one of their parents died due to drug abuse. But few can tell me about camping experiences, or what it’s like to sail a boat, climb a mountain, repel down a cliff, bake a peach cobbler in a Dutch oven, glowing coals underneath and on top, or seeing exotic animals in their habitats.

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