Reader Robin sent in this request:
I am working on a project to help get our new moms more involved. I would like to hear from new moms or even those who have been in scouting for a while (and wish they had this information) to see what information these moms (and dads) would like to know that no one has told them and not sure how to find out.
One of our parents once said that sometimes Scouting has a pretty large learning curve. There is lingo new parents might not understand, an unfamiliar program structure, and different rules about advancement. And this seems to apply to Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, and Venturing.
One great resource is the book Beginning Scouts BSA – “An unofficial practical guide to Scouts BSA for parents and new leaders.” It has loads of great information for new Boy Scout parents.
So what do you which you knew when you started out in Scouting? What one piece of advice would you give to a new Scout parent?
Help Robin out with her project by leaving your suggestions in the comments below.