Musings on Why All Kids Should Play Board Games and Be Forced to Lose

Parents, This is an Important post! Read and share this… (warning, there is some language but it makes really important points)

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Tonight my oldest son moved up in Cub Scouts. He went from being a Webelos 1 to a Webelos 2, which is a step below being a full on Boy Scout. He’s an intellectual, so I’m glad he likes Cub Scouts. It gets him out into the wilderness, something I’m not entirely sure he’d do of his own volition. The Cub Scouts take the Cub Scout Promise. You promise to do your best, to do your duty to God and your country, to help other people, and to obey the Law of the Pack. Sounds groovy. Now that we’ve covered that, let me recount some key moments from tonight that led to this post:

The Pack was having a cookout/potluck event for all the scouts to celebrate moving up to the next level of scout. There was food and people and the place was decorated. The tables were set…

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