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Welcome New and Interested Families,
Welcome to the adventure of Scouting! Whether this is your first experience or you've had a child involved for several years, our hope is that you'll take advantage of the wide range of opportunities available for the whole family. Many member meetings, events and activities are designed to include brothers, sisters, and even extended family members.
Your Scout will soon begin learning the Scout Law. A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean and Reverent. Those twelve words will become a guide to live by and have a remarkable impact on your child and your entire family. There will also be many opportunities for outdoor fun, games, crafts, camping, hiking, fishing and new friends!
Scouting is about positive youth development. However, we know that kids do not join Scouting to get their character built. They join because it is fun!
- Your time is valuable. More than ever, today’s families struggle to find time to spend together. Cub Scouting helps to support your family by providing ready-made adventures and activities for you and your child to enjoy together.
- Your child needs comradery with their peers. With an emphasis on fostering friendships, kids will build self-esteem and learn to get along with others. As a parent, you want to be assured that the groups your child joins will teach values consistent with good citizenship, character development, and physical fitness in a safe environment.
- Scouting teaches family values and works to strengthen your relationship with your child. Scouting activities can provide added value to the time you have with your child. It also provides activities for the whole family to enjoy!
Scouting is a family based program, we want to engage families to join thier youth on their scouting journey! Parental involvement is crucial to the success of any unit and the journey, which is run solely on the volunteer efforts of the units parents. Parents do not need prior scouting experience, just a willingness to participate and ‘do their best’, just like their Cub Scout/Scout! The more parents are involved, the more diverse our programs and activities will be; your child will have more fun and so will everyone else. We encourage you to think about ways you can contribute to our pack, so please take some time to fill out the family talent survey and the family information sheet and turn them into one of the leaders.
Scouting places significance on character development, spiritual growth, good citizenship, sportsmanship / fitness, family understanding, respectful relationships, personal achievement, friendly service, fun and adventure, and finally, preparation for Boy Scouts. Units in Twin RIvers Council is firmly committed to teaching these ideals.
If you have questions or concerns about the program, please feel free to reach out to the Twin Rivers Council Membership Director Tory Carman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you on the Scouting Trail!
HOW DOES SCOUTING SERVE THE WHOLE FAMILY?
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE WIDE RANGE OF OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
- A large number of program levels suited to age and maturity that are family friendly
- Family activities, both formal and informal, at your pack/troop/crew as well as offered by the district and council
- Camps and camping for groups, individuals, and whole families
- Leadership training courses at all levels
- Service projects that address community needs
- World class high adventure bases from the Boundary Waters to the Florida Keys
- International trips and exchanges within the world brotherhood of Scouting
- College scholarships for Eagle Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers
- Discounts at selected outdoor stores for Scouting related items
15 Benefits of Scouting for Youth
1. Scouting Teaches Key Skills for Survival Scouting teaches children how to adapt to new environments. It encourages them to learn more about their surroundings and peers. It helps build stronger connections with people, especially when thrown into completely new situations that require quick judgment or thinking on their feet. Scouting encourages children to learn new skills and develop tools that will allow them to stay safe. More than 80% of our young people said that scouting taught them vital skills.
2. Scouting Promotes Good Health Habits Being physically fit is a crucial part of being healthy. A healthy body makes a person feel strong and capable in all respects. Scouting encourages kids to do healthy activities and make healthy choices. It provides children with an opportunity to learn more about nutritious diets, healthy food choices, and good hygiene practices. It also encourages them to be active by participating in daily physical activities.
3. Scouting Encourages Physical Development Nature is the best way to connect with yourself. It has healing powers. While many children stay indoors, scouting can provide a great outlet for their energy. It also teaches children outdoor skills they can use forever. Scouting gives children the opportunity to participate in various activities that encourage physical development. It’s a chance for them to enjoy everything from surfing, rock climbing to swimming and much more. Hence scouting promises fitness and physical wellbeing that helps you throughout life.
4. Scouting Helps Build Self-Esteem Self-confidence is the key to success in any area of your life. It comes from within—from believing that you are capable of doing great things, despite what others may think or say about you. Scouting can build self-esteem in many ways because it gives children a chance to explore their interests and make friends through fun activities. Scouting helps children develop their self-esteem by putting them in situations that challenge their abilities and push them outside of their comfort zones. Through this challenging process, children learn to believe in themselves.
5. Scouting Builds Resilience Against Stress Children are allowed to learn through experience & observation. Scouting teaches them how to deal with conflict, develop coping strategies for stressors in their lives, and formulate plans of action when feeling overwhelmed or stressed.
6. Scouting Helps Learn About The World The outdoors is a great place for kids to learn about their natural world and what it has to offer. Scouts will get their hands dirty and explore the many wonders of nature, helping them understand and respect it for years to come. Scouting also provides children with positive outlets for exploring things like basic survival skills if they ever need to use them. It introduces children to a myriad of different situations so that they may become well-rounded individuals.
7. Scouting Encourages Intellectual Development Children should be able to enhance their concentration, recall information, and think more critically as they get older. Cognitive abilities allow youngsters to comprehend the link between concepts, grasp the chain of cause and effect, and develop their analytical abilities. The outdoors is a rich environment for children to explore and learn about the world around them. Scouts will have fun learning facts about animals, plants, ecology, nutrition, survival skills, and more! Scouting also encourages kids to become involved in their communities through volunteer work at soup kitchens, food pantries, and other programs that help the less fortunate.
8. Scouting Impacts Character Development Developing good character is an essential part of scouting. It teaches children about responsibility, leadership, ethics, and morals so they may become positive members of their communities. Scouting allows kids to learn how to be great leaders while simultaneously learning what it takes to be a good follower too. This type of development leads them down the road towards self-sufficiency and success.
9. Scouting Creates Social Connections Scouting is a great place for kids to make friends and learn how to interact with others positively. It allows them to express themselves as individuals without feeling as if they’re competing against each other. Not only that, it gives children the opportunity to work together towards common goals. The majority of respondents, 97%, felt that Scouting benefited their friendships and relationships with others.
10. Scouting Offers Collaboration & Teamwork Opportunities When working in a group, you have to consider everyone on the board. You have to respect other people’s opinions. With a lot of courage and patience, you learn to work with others while giving your best. Scouting is a great way to inculcate such qualities because it offers collaboration opportunities. Scouting encourages children to work together as they learn how to plan challenges and set goals. It helps kids develop leadership abilities, cooperation skills, communication skills and so much more through collaborative activities.
11. Scouting Inculcates Leadership Skills Scouting encourages children to take the lead by giving them opportunities to plan fun activities, lead excursions, and organize events for fellow scouts. They learn how to maximize their abilities while working together as part of a team. Being a scout teaches you some leadership skills that are necessary for life. You learn how to solve problems on your own & how to take challenges. You learn how to lead a team and get the best out of people.
12. Scouting Encourages Higher Achievement In School Scouting is great for school-aged children because it encourages them to explore new topics, attend meetings regularly, and closely monitor their daily schedules. It helps kids stay focused, organized, and goal-oriented. Teaching your child how to be their own teacher is the best thing you can do for them. Scouting gives children the chance to teach themselves new skills which they can utilize in school. It encourages kids to work on their time management skills as well as learn how to plan ahead with deadlines and goals.
13. Scouting Helps Early Career Development Scouting encourages children’s participation in community activities that help people at different levels of society. It gives kids a chance to learn how to put their skills to use for the benefit of others. At times, we lack the tools and clarity needed to focus our careers on something that will make a real difference in this world. Scouting helps children discover what career they would like to pursue during different activities such as seminars or camps. This way can help your child find their true calling and develop their career goals early.
14. Scouting Fosters Patriotism & Loyalty Scouting encourages children’s active participation in community service projects, seminars, and fundraising activities for communities. It teaches them how to help others while working together as a team. It helps kids develop the qualities of being responsible and loyal citizens of their communities. Everyone can do something for their country or the community around them. Scouting offers the ideal platform to introduce kids to such activities. It helps children develop a sense of responsibility and pride as they work to resolve problems facing their communities.
15. Scouting Promotes Continuous Learning Scouting is not just a few fun activities thrown together for the sake of it. There’s a lot of learning involved in the process. Learning new skills, strategies for problem-solving, and how to overcome fears are all important aspects of scouting. You learn as you grow. And scouting is a perfect way to learn with experience. You observe many things and find solutions to various problems connecting through them. It encourages kids to keep on learning through fun activities.