Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Be a Scout

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Boy Scouts of America for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I may not have any sons (yet?), but that doesn't mean I have no experience with Boy Scouts of America. Growing up, my three brothers and my parents were always involved in scouting, from Cub Scouts to Eagle Scouts. My mom took her turn as Cub Scout Den Leader and my dad is currently the scout leader for his local troop.

When I was a kids in North Carolina, the Pinewood Derby was an annual event for our family, second only to Christmas for my brothers. Every year, they painstakingly designed their cars--the shape, where they would put the weights. And yes, every year there were tears if they did not win! As a girl, I didn't attend many scouting events, but I always went to the Pinewood Derby. I loved the festival atmosphere and seeing all the different cars! It was something my family looked forward to every year.

The great thing about Scouting is the confidence it inspires in the boys that participate. They are given so many different opportunities and experiences! I know you've all heard the old anecdote that if an employer was trying to choose between two equally qualified employees, the one who was an Eagle Scout would be offered the position. Hey, all anecdotes have roots in truth! The truth is, Scouting really does make a person well-rounded, confident, and capable.

So, if you have a son, encourage and support him to Be A Scout. It's a great program!


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