Everyone has their skills. Me, I am a master at Internet sarcasm
However, I am completely lacking in mechanical and heck, other life skills
I want my kids to grow up knowing how to survive a few days if lost in the woods, find the big dipper, know what a wrench is (and maybe even how to use it)
I know the real answer. I have to learn that shit and pass it on… But should I have them in scouts or are they brainwashing kids and telling em to hate gays and gypsys?
I always thought boy scouts was the lamest thing ever until I found out that there were rock climbing trips involved. Joined in fifth grade and through the trips I was introduced to rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, skiing and other things that were completely foreign to my family members.
The brainwashing is very subtle and easy for a smart kid to resist. Plus it only came from a few of the leaders that I knew to avoid. Quit after a few years once I had more friends and a different support network to make trips to Tahoe etc.
Some very lame things in scouts but definitely a good way to be introduced to the outdoors.