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Are you looking for a great Extracurricular Activity for your son(s) to be involved in? How about one that teaches kids about Healthy Living, exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Family Importance, and will also help to introduce them to some other kids trying to incorporate these values into their own lives.
The activity that I'm talking about is the Boy Scouts of America.
A few years back I was asked to attend Wood Badge near our area for work. We were taught basic principles of teamwork, leadership, and responsibility. Really I wasn't excited about being away from home and my family for 4 days each week for two weeks, all while camping out, getting up at 6:00, and being with some people I had never met that made up my "TEAM". The concepts that were taught and that I learned were very helpful and in the end there were times and moments that was very touching and special memories now.
I have even tried to encourage some of the troubled kids that I work with and associate with through my work to get involved and commit to this program. I know the first thing that comes to mind when the title "Boy Scouts of America" is heard is knot tying and camping, but it is so much more.
School has just started, and there will be new challenges to face. This program offers education, confidence, and a comfort level because kids are able to explore and try new activities and hopefully create new interests. Childhood obesity is a growing problem, scouting offers activities that helps kids stay in shape and educate them on proper nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Boy Scouts has developed a new curriculum with emphasis on STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The Robotics merit badge helps Scouts develop critical skills that are relevant in today's competitive world. Scouting also embraces the role of the family and supports activities and experiences that get everyone involved. Scouts teaches a wholesome system of values and beliefs while building and strengthening relationships among family members. Be A Scout
So check the program out in your area. I know that there is a Scouting Office nearby your own house. There will be somebody there happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.