This is Ian’s dad, Jay. Ian had struggled to find something he was passionate about until we decided to give Scouts a shot. Our family has always been active, and often that means being outdoors. We camp, and really enjoy being out in nature, so his mom and I thought it would be a great option for him. As a way to get Ian’s perspective on Scouts, I’m did a quick interview so you can get insight into his thoughts.
Do you remember your first Scouts experience?
A: I jumped the fence and joined in on a campfire at our neighbors house, and realized some of my friends were in scouts. We had s’mores, and played games, and it was a lot of fun.
How did you feel when you first went to a Den meeting?
A: I was kind of excited about seeing what Scouts would teach me. I thought that we would play games, and I would get to make new friends. I also already knew some of the kids, so I wasn’t nervous.
What is your favorite activity at Den meetings?
A: I really like playing games like GagaBall and Four Square, and building air rockets was a lot of fun!
What has been your favorite adventure thus far?
A: I liked the medical adventure, because you never know when you might need to know how to help in an emergency.
What are you most excited about doing next?
A: I want to shoot a bow and arrow, and going camping with the Pack.
As a parent, it has been great to watch my son grow in his confidence and independence through the variety of Scout adventures. It seems he’s not run into the blockers he had with things like baseball, soccer, and taekwondo, and I have to say the environment of support demonstrated by the Pack really makes my wife and I feel comfortable. Ian goes to meetings ready to learn and have fun with his Scout family.
We hope to see you at a Den meeting one day!