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10 Reasons Boys should be in Boy Scouts

Written By Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed.


     Calling all boys! In a peer-reviewed Journal of Social Issues, in an article titled The Boy Scouts and the Validation of Masculinity the author suggest that by being a Boy Scout it allows one to reclaim ones masculinity.

 (Hantover, J., 1978)  suggest that adult men believe that their masculinity was being restricted so the creation of scouting was a means to counteract that perceived forces of feminization in the world of adolescents. Many people join organizations for many reasons here are 10 Reasons boys should be in Boy Scouts.

  1. Builds character development
  2. Builds respectful relationships
  3. Provides personal achievement
  4. Enhances fitness and sportsmanship
  5. Allows for friendly service
  6. Provides an opportunity for appreciation of natural resources and environments
  7. Promotes honesty
  8. Prepares individuals to be responsible
  9. Teaches cooperation
  10. Promotes compassion

  If you would like to get involved with the Boy Scouts of America in Ft. Lauderdale check out this website:

FYI–> A trusted source shared with me a few preferred troops. The preferred local troops/cub scouts in ft Lauderdale that are pretty active and camp out once a month consist of : Cub-scout pack #608 this is a very involved family friendly Pack. Troop #190 and Troop #32, which is a nautical group also known as NT32.

Now that you know get out there and go! If you think this blog was helpful please like and share on social media. Onward!

Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.Ed.

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Hantover, J. P. (1978), The Boy Scouts and the Validation of Masculinity. Journal of Social Issues, 34: 184–195. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-4560.1978.tb02548.x