I have not participated in a Boy Scouts of America meeting. My son is not quite old enough, but when he is we might see if he's interesting in scouting. I have a friend, however, who has had her son in Boy Scouts for years now. Her husband and she both help with his troop. They have always liked the friendships they and their son has made through scouting. He enjoys the fun activities and things that he learns in meetings.
It's back to school time, which usually signals Boy Scouts starting back up and recruiting new members. All of the kids are in the same boat with new teachers, new schedules, homework and more. Scouting can round of a boy's education, help him make friends, and build his confidence and comfort level with other students. Boy scouts can give him education and experiences outside of the traditional classroom.
Scouting is helping to combat childhood obesity by keeping kids active and teaching them proper nutrition and how to live a healthy lifestyle.
They are also adding technology into the traditional lessons you would expect from Boy Scouts. Technology is part of our present and future. They have a new curriculum with emphasis on STEM- science, technology, engineering, and math. The new Robotics merit badge has been added to the 31 STEM related merit badges. All of these new programs are keeping Scouts relevant in modern times.
Best of all the Boy Scouts of America are about family. Scouts embrace family and participate in activities that everyone can get involved in. They will learn wholesome values and beliefs to help build a strong family relationship. Scouting has a little bit to offer everyone. For more information, you can learn to Be A Scout.