Scouts

The Girl Scouts Warned Parents to Stop Telling Their Daughters to Hug. Here’s Why They’re Wrong

Should you tell your young daughter to hug her relatives at holiday time? No, according to a blog post from the Girl Scouts of America. The post advises: “Have you ever insisted, “Uncle just got here–go give him a big hug!” or “Auntie gave you that nice toy, go give her a kiss,” when you were worried …

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3 Real-World Sales Lessons From Boy Scouts Selling Popcorn

The other day some Boy Scouts (actually they were Cub Scouts, the younger kids ages 7 to 10, who are just getting started in the organization) came to my house selling Boy Scout popcorn as part of their annual fundraiser. Most of the time, Boy Scouts don’t do much in the way of professional “sales …

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Boy Scouts Missed the Boat With Response to President Trump’s Jamboree Speech

A few years ago, I attempted to get my then 9-year-old son into Scouting. After all, he had shown great interest in the outdoors, camping and other areas Scouts routinely participate. But, after a few meetings, I found out the Scouts were about so much more–and all of it very good. You see, I didn’t …

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