It was fun–we have 4 children 6 and under. He was Scoutmaster and I was YW President. Is that even legal?]]>
Scouting is like college. I’ve never really met anyone that has obtained an eagle or a degree and turned around and dismissed it as useless in there lives. The only people who generally do that obtained neither.]]>
i got an eagle scout card, that subsequently was stolen from a bathroom in mexico while i was on my mission playing soccer with some of the youth. it was in the wallet that i had for years that never threw anything away. que in the the theme song from seinfeld… thing is, the getting out of a ticket with your eagle scout card is total bollocks! that can’t be possible, unless the officer has his uniform on underneath his bullet-proof vest.
i do agree though that it depends a lot on the leaders ability to motivate the kids. if you have great leaders, you have the potential to have kids highly motivated in scouting.
albeit scouting is not a saving element in the eternal scheme of things. i don’t feel that it should be included in the every lesson growing up for both ym and yw that you have to be an eagle scout, missionary, etc to be a worthwhile mate. i think that the focus was lost long ago.
but it would be nicer if you could just have more time to be boys, jump over fires, and enjoy the times that can be shared. my issues with it stem from parental beurocracy.]]>