I like Boy Scouts and I think that more children should join. Boy Scouts runs in my family.

My grandpa was a Boy Scout and my dad is an Eagle Scout.

We get to go camping once a month, and I love summer camp.

My favorite trip that I've gone on so far is the Buffalo River trip to Arkansas where we canoed over 70 miles in five days. The first day was rough getting used to the canoe and it was cold. The rest of the trip was fun.

My favorite day was the fourth day because everyone was happy, having fun, we got to swim in the river, and then we did races to get us to camp a little faster. We splashed around all day and it was a blast.

I like the meetings too because we get to see our friends, meet new people and learn new things. It's a fun experience and I think you should try it too.

Kindergartners and girls can join Scouts now, too.

Visit www.bacbsa.org and click join. It's that easy.

Gavin Thompson

Santa Fe

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(4) comments

Connie Patterson

Agreed, our son is an Eagle Scout and my Husband was Scout Master. Our son learned many valuable life skills from CPR to leadership managing a small project for his Eagle rank. He and his Dad enjoyed several years oh High Adventures like 2 weeks camping on foot in NM. When he was considering collage recruiters were asking 2 things... is this a blue chip athlete or an Eagle Scout? Because only 2% of scouts make the Eagle rank it shows character and commitment to make it. The downside is we saw far too many parents knowing the value of the rank and doing the work for their children. Very disappointing. Connie

Bailey Jones

I was a Cub Scout as well as a Boy Scout. I loved it. We went camping one weekend a month and then a week or two in the summer. Scout-a-Rama every year. I spent a week with an Explorer group canoeing through the pristine lakes of Manitoba - such great fun and great memories. The emphasis on learning, serving, and protecting the environment definitely helped to shape my character.

Leigh Cowart

Loved Scouting as a teen and was a brownie leader myself. Support is needed to keep this the real gem it's always been for our youth. Scouting is struggling so please support them any way you can.

Don Schlessinger

I was a Cub and Boy Scout. My mom was our den other and dad was our pack leader. I loved being a Scout but my fondest memories are of my parents contribution to scouting.

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