Saturday, August 29, 2009

Another thing to love about Boy Scouts

Last night and this morning my boy was out helping a fellow Scout work on his Eagle project. (This is a large project required to become an Eagle Scout, the highest award in Boy Scouts.) Last winter he helped put up a deer fence in a local park. This time the project took place at several local playgrounds. The boys - young men, really - spread new wood chips on the playground areas.

The projects represent a lot of hard work. But they are always fun. A group of men together can have a lot of fun accomplishing something.

My boy always comes home from these work days tired but happy. That sense of accomplishment just doesn't come from helping mom do the dishes. Mowing the lawn is a better example of similar work to do at home, but it still isn't quite the same as doing it with a bunch of other guys. I mean, young men.

3 comments:

SmallWorld at Home said...

I love the time put into Eagle Scout projects. My son has helped with several over the course of his BSA years, and he finished his in May. Very exciting!! Now if he could just finish those last couple of badges...

DADvocate said...

Congratulations to your son. I know he's put in a lot of hard work and time. His perseverance is commendable.

matt sullivan said...

I am a Den Leader for my Cub Scout and I have a new little guy starting this year. They are so pumped. Scouting is such a protection (maybe the last) for young men to be mentored. Thanks for the article