Reader Opinion: Become a Scout
Summer is just around the corner and with it comes all of the fun summer activities Minnesotans love like fishing and camping. These activities can bring families closer together and make for a stronger family. The family can learn to work togeth...
Summer is just around the corner and with it comes all of the fun summer activities Minnesotans love like fishing and camping. These activities can bring families closer together and make for a stronger family. The family can learn to work together by setting up a campsite and they will build lifelong memories through their shared experiences.
Lord Baden Powell once said, "A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room."
The Boy Scouts offers numerous opportunities for families to come together and enjoy the great outdoors.
Scouting is a family activity not just for kids. Scouting offers a chance for parents to grow together and connect with their scout. Adult volunteers get a chance to serve as leaders in their boy's unit whether as a den leader in a Cub Scout pack or as a scoutmaster in the Boy Scout troop.
Scouting is also more than just outdoors, while the outdoors is often utilizes as a classroom, Scouting teaches young people how to be better citizens, family members, students, sportsmen, and so much more. We instill character, values and morals into our Scouts through our activities and advancement programs.
"One of the proudest moments of my life came in the court of honor when I was awarded the Eagle Scout badge," said President Gerald Ford.
With summer just around the corner, now is a great time to become a Scout. Boys can join now and attend summer camp and find out how great it is to be a Scout. Visit www.BeAScout.org if you are interested in joining with your boy.
Kenneth R. Toole
Pine Tree District executive