Not just the Boy Scouts of America
Sarah Wyman

Wow I wish this was the case when I was a girl scout. I joined thinking we’d go camping, hiking and fishing like I did with my big brothers in the Arizona wilderness. Instead it was focused on merit badges for sewing, cooking, and community service, all noble pursuits, but not what I signed up for. 30+ years later my daughter joined Girl Scouts and it was pretty much the same. As a parent volunteer the only camping we did was in a protected campsite in the suburbs. My younger brother’s three sons have all achieved Eagle scout status and I have seen how it has definitely helped with their leadership skills. So I wholeheartedly applaud this step in scouting. Perhaps my as yet un-conceived grand daughters will benefit in the future.

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