Scouting is a wonderful activity for our kids. They learn citizenship, teamwork, outdoor skills, respect for the environment, and so much more. But mostly it’s fun.
An Eagle Scout himself, Todd has been active in the Boy Scouts of America for over three decades. When he took over a scout troop about seven years ago, it was a droopy, unenthusedunenthused group of 12 members. Today, it boasts 34 troop members and many dads engaged in scouting activities almost every week.
The goal of the troop is to build a strong sense of citizenship, teamwork, and leadership skills. And while these are all great lessons, there's also a lot of specific teaching involved as well. The boys learn how to orienteer the old fashioned way, with maps and compasses instead of GPS devices. They learn how to protect the environment and by restoring their campsites to their original condition.