I’ve never been a huge scouting fan – and at times I may have been too vocal sharing those thoughts (which I could write multiple posts if I really went into it!) 🙂
A year and a half ago, our church announced it was phasing out of the Boy Scouts and as you can imagine I jumped for joy.
Hunter was far enough in the program that he was able to finish before it was phased out entirely and he recently earned his arrow of light. We squeezed in the ceremony right before his soccer (hence the soccer shorts and the jersey you can’t see beneath his scout shirt, but can see on his friend).
I have loved that these boys have fun and informative activities to participate in and luckily for my younger boys that won’t change going forward. It will just be done a little differently, focusing more on the interests, development and goals of each individual boy – a more customized approach. I’m excited to see where it goes from here.
Do all the kids have to do scouting?
No – and there are plenty that don’t do it. In our small area, most boys participate (although some have conflicts with other activities) which makes it fun for the boys to hang out with their friends one day after school.