SANTA IS AN EAGLE SCOUT
Santa is an Eagle Scout,
Santa navigates by the stars
To fly his sleigh
Santa and his reindeer
Engineering merit badge
Santa’s service project
And lastly, Santa’s work on
I was sent the below message:
Our hometown newspaper had an interesting article this week about a local group of friends who have been getting together every year for the past couple decades to hold a “no moms allowed” campout. That’s right – just like the “no girls allowed” sign that boys might hang on their treehouse, only in this instance it was just dads and their sons and daughters camping for a weekend while the moms (who didn’t particularly care for camping anyway) stayed behind and went shopping and to the movies with the other moms.
It got me to thinking that Scouting is also a “no moms allowed” activity, but in a different sense.
Sure, moms are allowed to participate – but never as “mom”. Women can hold any position in Scouting, all the way from den leader to council commissioner (hi Jody!). But within the framework of Scouting, they’re not a parent, but rather act as other adults act.
Possibly one of the worst things a parent of a Scout can do is to rob their son of the chance to function independently of his parents while in the Scouting program.
Sure, go along on a campout, or come to a troop meeting, and hang out with the other adults. Watch your kid from a distance, but don’t be a parent. Let him figure things out on his own, because some day he’ll need to.
Oh, and “no moms allowed” goes for dads, too!!!
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