Ten Reasons Scouting Is Good For Life

on August 5, 2009 in Program, Scouting

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Scouts earn Better Grades
    Statistically; Scouts earn more “A’s” than their non-Scouting counterparts.
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. Scouts are Respectful
    80% of Scouts say that Scouting has taught them to treat others with respect.
  9. Scouts Do Their Best
    78% of scouts say that Scouting has taught them to always give their best effort.
  10. 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/

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