The following was written for The Fatherly Forum , a community of parents and influencers with insights about work, family, and life. I learned new skills, got to go on exciting adventures, and was taught values that helped me become the man I am today. So when I became a parent, I naturally wanted my kids to get to have the same experience that I enjoyed so much. There was just one problem: I ended up with 2 daughters. Fortunately, I was able to get both of my daughters to join the Girl Scouts, and I quickly became the best helper of all time. I loved getting to be with my daughters as they went on their first hike or chaperoning when they camped overnight with their troop.
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I sold the cookies, attended the meetings and loved wearing my uniform. Now, I am a mom and have two boys that are actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America program. I love what they learn as they earn each merit badge and I love what the BSA promotes and teaches. I was taught to love all people.
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Readers, I get about five stories a day that just flabbergast me. I mean, just look at the headline! Caledonia Police Department notified residents that a man suspiciously was asking two girls if they were selling Girl Scout cookies on Tuesday.
They did a fantastic job in their coverage of it, as always. The episode is no. The intention of summer camp is that kids can go somewhere to relax and enjoy themselves, explore nature and make new friends. For many, summer camp can be nerve-wracking as it may be the first time they have really been away from home.