The Boy Scouts. I know their reputation might not be the best. Once you become a teen anyone who is in the scouts isn’t exactly deemed the coolest person on earth, yet the scouts come with a lot of benefits. Sending your kids to the scouts can have amazing results for your child in the long run. Today we’re going to list some reasons as to why you should enroll your child in your local scout troop.
One of the biggest benefits your child will obtain from the scouts is overall respect. A respect for their community, for nature and themselves. One of the first things you learn to do when entering the scouts is folding a flag. From that point on you take part in number of community services like cleaning parks, visiting the elderly and participating in food drives. You also clean up after yourself when you go camping.
Usually parents tend to just enroll their kids into sports and if the kid doesn’t like it then they enroll them in another sport the following season. With scouts your kid will get play a little bit of each sport and also get to dabble in other activities. These touch on science, nature, games and a number of other things. It’ll really show you and your kid where their interest lie. It’ll be useful when they decide to choose their major when they get to college.
Great Role Models
The scouts is a great way to introduce your kids to great role models. When they’re just out walking the streets with their friends there is no telling who they might meet. In the scout they’ll meet natural leaders and people who practice what they preach. They will also meet a lot of older kids who will also be a good influence on them.
They’ll Make Friends
If your child is having a hard time being social and making friends in school, they can always try for the scouts. They’ll meet a bunch of other kids their age to bond with. Plus with activities that take teamwork and lots of interaction, they’re bound to make some friends.
In the scouts you have to earn badges. You don’t simply get one because your teammates do. You have to learn to make a fire, tie a knot, set a tent and use a pocket knife. If you can’t do these things your kid won’t get a badge. They’ll want those badges and will take it upon themselves to learn all these useful traits. It’ll inspire to be better workers in the adult world when they get a job.