The Northern Star Council has an interesting website called Scouting: Good For Life. In addition to some local videos and commercials it lists ten reasons that Scouting is good for you life and family. Here is their list:
- Scouts are Leaders
More than two thirds of Scouts say there have been real life situations were Scout experience has helped them be a better leader.
- Scouts are Helpful
Over two thirds of Scouts’ parents and Scouts themselves say their willingness to help other people since their involvement in Scouting has increased.
- Scouts are Responsible
Over two thirds of Scouts’ parents and Scouts themselves say their willingness to take on added responsibility has increased since their involvement in Scouting.
- Scouts have Fun with a Purpose
By enjoying the outdoors and gaining new experiences in the company of friends and mentors, Scouts build confidence and competence.
- Scouts earn Better Grades
Statistically; Scouts earn more “A’s” than their non-Scouting counterparts.
- Scouts have Higher Levels of Education
91% of men who were Scouts completed high school, compared with 87% of men who were never Scouts, and 35% versus 19% earned college degrees!
- Scouts earn Higher Incomes
Men who were Scouts five years or more earned average household incomes of $80,000, compared to $61,000 by men who have never been Scouts.
- Scouts are Respectful
80% of Scouts say that Scouting has taught them to treat others with respect.
- Scouts Do Their Best
78% of scouts say that Scouting has taught them to always give their best effort.
- Scouts Live by the Principles of the Scout Oath and Law
84% of scouts say the values they learned in Scouting continue to be very important to them today.
The site can be found at http://www.scoutinggoodforlife.org/