Max is an Eagle Scout. Therefore, Jackson is a Cub Scout. He is in his second year, so he’s a Wolf.
I have very mixed feelings about this.
In January 2014, the Boy Scouts of America decided to allow gay members. However, leaders cannot be openly gay.
We wouldn’t even use an adoption agency that discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation.
I do like some of what Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts offer. In no particular order: camping, learning about the community, first aid, knot tying, community service, camping, the Pinewood Derby, the philosophy of leaving the world a little better than you found it, and camping. I was a Girl Scout, and I really hated that, but I always thought it would be cool to be a Boy Scout. They seemed to have so many better activities than we did.
But I really dislike the religious aspect of Boy Scouts, and I cannot abide their policy on homosexuality.
Max handles all of the Cub Scout activities. I handle almost all of the 4-H activities. (Max does the rabbit shows with Jackson because rabbit shows take place ridiculously early in the morning and always involve at least an hour of driving, which I cannot do.)
I will say, my son looks really cute in his Cub Scout uniform.
I guess you could call me an Ambivalent Cub Scout Mom.