Teaching Independence – Day 131
By Renee Bodkin
Today Ben left for his first campout with Troop 630 as a Boy Scout. He’s been preparing for this, we’ve been preparing for this. He’s been a Cub Scout for 5 years. He’s camped before – both with Cub Scouts and family. Though today is different. Today Benjamin took another step towards independence.
I am grateful that I am given the opportunity to teach independence to my boys.
Ben was given a packing list and his backpack and he prepared his whole pack for the weekend on his own (or at least without parental involvement). I am so proud of him. He was all ready! And he was confident and proud of what he did! These are one of those “teachable moments” that I feel will catapult him in the right direction. Homeschooling and scouts give us the opportunity to teach independence on a level that most children just don’t get in school.