Thursday, August 15, 2013

Scouting has Advantages

I have often been asked about why I am such a fan of Scouting -- both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Well, tonight I learned about a research study conducted by Baylor University titled, "Merit Beyond the Badge," that is really worth a read. You can find the study by going to this BSA web site.

Among other things, this study says Eagle Scouts are more likely to:
  • Exercise for 30 minutes each day
  • Attend concerts, plays, or live theater
  • Read books
  • Be involved in their community, neighborhood, and church
  • Have good relationships with family and co-workers
  • Donate time and money to various organizations
  • Vote in elections
  • Treat people with respect
  • Show respect for the American flag
  • Be leaders at the office or in the community
I could go on, but the point is that Scouting has definitely prepared these young men and set them on a different path than those who do not participate. I think that is well worth my time and energy. Plus, I get to know these young men and build relationships with them and their families. That, for me, is one of the best aspects of Scouting. I have met so many great people through this organization.

So, if you are at all interested in Scouting or you question if it is right for you, I urge you to check out or any of the links I have placed in this article. These are good places to start learning about Scouting. 

And if you have any questions, please let me know. I will answer what I can or point you to those who know more than I do -- and there's a lot of those people out there.


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