I spend a lot of time on the road for work. I also spend a lot of time doing Scout stuff. All of it can really stress out what people can take for granted. Family. While Scouting is there to help the boys and girls get the full positive out of life, the Scouter really needs to understand that Family comes first.
Boy Scout & Cub Scouts is family oriented. Family is key. Whatever your reason for getting into Scouting, the core value is FAMILY.
Take time for Family. Do not volunteer for the next thing. Your Unit CAN Live without you. The District will not fall if your not there. Units and Scouters need to “Be Prepared” for when your not there. Your family comes first.
While you might get Color Guard at your Funeral…it’s a Funeral.
While, I am not saying that I am leaving or starting to turn down my involement within Scouting…I am off in Maui with my Family. Doing family stuff.
Am I mindful of things that my Son can accomplish while out here. Yes. But, it’s not the first thing on my mine. Am I going to visit the Scout Shop and Council. Yup! I sure am.