Archive | September, 2006

Posted on 05 September 2006 by admin

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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No one Knows about Scouting

Posted on 03 September 2006 by admin

The Concord Monitor had a nice opinion piece on Scouting written by a 14 year-old Scout:

I really don’t know how I got sucked into Scouts, actually. I went into Cub Scouts, and I was having a blast. And right before I went into Boy Scouts, I read this article about a boy who got his Eagle Scout at 14 -that’s wicked young – so I wanted to reach that goal, too.
It’s a great atmosphere because in Boy Scouts everyone’s trying to make everyone better. Your friends are in it, too. We have all sorts of kids. We have popular kids, uncontrollable kids. We have some not-so-popular kids. It’s all over.
If you’re at school and somebody finds out you are a Boy Scout, people are like, “Ha, ha. You’re a Boy Scout!” I don’t know why they say this, because it’s a blast. There is nothing stupid about it. I think that they think it’s more of like Boy Scouts is some lame thing where you just go and do crap. No one knows about Scouting.

Read the whole article at Concord Monitor Online.

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