Does your child do Cub Scouts or Girl Scouts?

My oldest did one year of Cub Scouts when he was in 1st Grade. We had a terrible experience because his pack leader was so strict and wouldn't let the boys do much. My youngest is in Kindergarten and in her first year of Girl Scouts. She seems to love it so far. She just started selling cookies so we'll see how she feels after that.

Does (or has) your son or daughter participate(d) in Cub Scouts or Girl Scouts? If yes, what was the experience like for your family? Share below in the comments!

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  •   -   01/06/2019

    Our oldest is in kindergarten, so we are still newbies to the school scene and everything that that entails. We signed him up for Cub Scouts, and he does seem to be enjoying it. They have had some neat opportunities and activities throughout the year.

  •   -   01/06/2019

    My boys have never shown an interest in Cub Scouts. I know others who are in Cub Scouts and they enjoy it though. I would look into it if my kids wanted to, but so far, they haven't.

    •   -   01/06/2019

      Same here, and we have a pretty busy schedule as is, so I wouldn't push them if they weren't super into it.

      •   -   01/06/2019

        Yes, I hear that. We are always busy going places and to events. It's one of the reasons we haven't done too many long term organized programs except for swimming lessons and reading buddies. I like having a flexible schedule to do what we want, also. But if my kids were interested for Scouts, I would sign them up.

  •   -   01/08/2019

    We signed my older son up for Cub Scouts in first grade and he only lasted a year. He enjoyed most of it, but he ended up being more interested in other activities so we didn't continue it. My younger son never had an interest in joining. I have great memories of being in Girl Scouts but it definitely isn't for everyone.

  •   -   04/04/2024

    Our daughter did girls scouts for a year or two, but I honestly didn't feel like she got much out of it, and it became more of a chore to participate than anything else, so we ended up dropping it. Though it was a nice way to see some friends from school on a regular basis, none of the activities they did were particularly appealing to my daughter, so we just felt like that time was better spent doing other things. I've often thought boy scouts looks more interesting, though, with all the survival training and outdoor activities.

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