Monday, March 7, 2011

FOS? Really?

The Hubby asked me last night why I don't like scouting. I say I really don't not like scouting, I just don't like how we have to write them a check for doing nothing.
I never write the YW program at church a check and they don't "do nothing."
I never write the Primary organization a separate check, and they seem to keep themselves occupied quite nicely.
So here's my basic beef and I still wrote them a check 2 minutes ago. The scouting program, in my humble opinion, has nothing to do with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, so why do they/we continue to support them. I think without the church member contributions BSA may just blow away in the wind.
I do think it is a good organization, but I'm really not their "friend."
Rant over.


  1. I think we should have a male form of personal progress. It's got so much more meat to it.

    Having said that, I think my boys did benefit from scouting. But I'm not sure it needs to be connected with the Church.


    PS. And I don't like writing those checks, either!

  2. We pretty much feel the same way. Can't stand FOS time every year...drives us nuts! We're going to focus on Duty to God when Hudson reaches that age and if he WANTS to do scouting, we'll go from there.

  3. yikes. good thing austin isn't a cub scout leader anymore. he likes being your friend.