They say that a scout is prepared. Well, the core of being prepared is knowing what you are supposed to do or have. So we need some instruction and some reference materials.
I got these great titles on order. The cool thing about Scouting is that it actually teaches you practical things that you need to know, such as knots, first aid, wilderness skills, plumbing, citizenship, woodworking, leadership skills, budgeting, and so on. These are life skills, not just Boy Scout skills.Just imagine if everyone was required to take and pass a class on budgets and money management. Maybe we could avoid the rampant fiscal irresponsibility we see in our society today. Imagine if everyone were taught to be self-sufficient and take responsibility, maybe our culture of dependency would melt away.
Hmm. Fiscal and personal responsibility, where have I heard that before?