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National Boy Scout Day 2019 – February 8

February 8

WHY NATIONAL BOY SCOUT DAY IS IMPORTANT

A. Merit badges are a great concept
The purpose of the Merit badge program is to allow Scouts some time for career exploration. Boy Scouts earn badges by showing they have done or learned something in a specific area of study.  There are over 135 different badges that can be earned in the areas of sports, crafts, science, trades, business and future careers.

B. Cool people are Boy Scouts
Some of our greatest national icons have been part of the Boy Scouts of America.  Martin Luther King and John F. Kennedy were Boy Scouts.  Steven Spielberg and Neil Armstrong were both Eagle Scouts.  Michael Jordan was a Cub Scout and Jimmy Buffett was Life Scout.  In total, 5 United States presidents and 180 U.S. astronauts have been involved in Scouting programs.

C. It can have a lasting impact
According to the Boy Scouts of America, participating in a Scouting program can have a lasting effect on boys as they grow into men.  83% have stated that the values they learned as Scouts still impact their lives today.  Of those involved for at least 5 years with the Boy Scouts, 87% feel their self-confidence can be linked to scouting.  And half of those surveyed claim Boy Scouts helped them on their current career path.

Source: https://nationaltoday.com/national-boy-scout-day/

Details

Date:
February 8
Website:
https://nationaltoday.com/national-boy-scout-day/

Organizer

TBIBC
Email:
anabel.rodriguez@ogletreedeakins.com